I am extremely fortunate to live in an urban city that has loads of dress up venues. One of my all time favorite is the Dickens Fair.
http://www.dickensfair.com/ – A Victorian Christmas card come to life
Today was the last day of the fair, so even though I’m not quite over my horrendous cold, we still went.
But I really wanted to go because this year I got a dress and I couldn’t pass up my last chance to dress up. That’s it in the picture. It’s dark purple with dark blue accents, very swishy, and incredibly fun to wear.
Dickens is all about recreating a 1840-1860s London filled with Characters and events found in various Dickens books. For those that work or volunteer at the fair, they are encouraged to create a persona that would fit into the Dickensian world. But for me, as a mere visitor, I just like to the pretty clothes. =D
Now I have to figure out how to accessorize, hat, gloves, shoes. (This is not something I excel at, but at least it’s not mall shopping.)
So the plan: first accessories, then a whole wardrobe!