Saturday night I went to a friend’s 21st birthday party – the theme was ‘Monsters and Aliens’. I spent some time trying to think of a costume that fit the theme and was still at least somewhat vintage…most of the classic era alien or monster films I’ve seen are about male monsters and/or aliens or ones with rather elaborate costumes. After a few ideas (of which I shall share further down the post) I decided I would go with the 50 Ft. Woman (I have to admit that I haven't seen this film, yet, though...oops!):
As you can see she is wearing a bathing suit...I love bathing suits and don't mind the idea of wearing one but the middle of Winter isn't exactly the ideal time to do so. I decided to go with something 50s casual and got my mum to make a pair of black capris...
I still can't decide whether my costume was very clever or just lazy!
Some detail shots:
Oh, and here's a shot of my date for the night...
I know he's not very 50s but what's a girl to do? I also realised that the scale is very strange as the soldiers are tiny in comparison to him. Oops!
And, just for fun, a few of the other ideas I had, but rejected:
Magenta, from Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is my all time favourite film.
Alta from Forbidden Planet (not Robby)
or one of the Cat-Women of the Moon, but I wasn't sure if anyone would get it.
Unfortunately, I didn't stay very long as I was feeling unwell but these things happen!
Oh, and a few extra things:
-I've bought a domain name, so the blog is now at andibgoode.com, but all links with the previous URL should re-directed here.
-You can probably see that I have my first ever sponsored ad up on the site. I was contacted by Lady K Loves and I really like what she has in her store so I decided I would accept. I'm thinking about maybe taking other ads but I want to write up a little about it.
-Also, as you may notice, my blog lists have disappeared...I'm working on getting them back together but this is a good opportunity for anyone who links to me to let me know as I've been meaning to link back to quite a few of you! I would also like to rearrange my blog a bit, I think, but that's nothing for anyone else to worry about. Edited to add: I have started to fix the blog lists, but please don't be offended if I used to link to you and don't now as I can't remember what was on there before!
Andi B. Goode