cleopatra costume

Sorry for the radio silence guys, I've had a crazy week and now I am sick :( 

I've a few catch up posts coming your way, and then hopefully it's back to normal blogging so stay tuned!

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Last Saturday was my best friend Katie's birthday, and for her party she had decided to have a "TV and movie" themed costume party.

I dressed up as a slightly Elizabeth Taylor-inspired Cleopatra, while Eli went for his favourite Marvel character, Ironman.

Unfortunately the lighting wasn't the best so I didn't get a great deal of photos - but here are some (horrid quality) pics from the night via my phone..


The birthday girl and I. 

Katie was a character from a TV show that I keep forgetting the name of because I didn't watch it (Dawson's Creek? One Tree Hill?)

I was wearing a little sparkly gold dress I thrifted when I was in high school, a chiffon dress from one of the Retrostar garage sales worn as a one-shoulder dress, a necklace on my head (from Diva?) and around my neck (Diva for sure) and a thrifted belt. I didn't have any appropriate shoes but luckily the party was held inside so I just didn't wear any.


walk like an egyptiannnnnnnnna!

For my hair I parted it in the center, straightened it and did about 6 teeny tiny plaits on each side at the front (it's hard to see).

My hair and makeup was inspired by this look:


But I used purple eyeshadow rather than blue to match my dress.

Katie and I started decorating and cooking early in the day to get ready.

We had a bit of a cupcake catastrophe:

eeek!

But I used my magic skills to fix it, and then we ended up with these delightful caramel-popcorn cupcakes!


 Candy bar!

Katie made these film reel decorations (BY HAND!!) which I stuck around the room.



Eli's Ironman chest. Those muscles are totes real.

We had some rather potent punch and played beer pong all night! :)

4 comments:

  1. Wow, seriously? You look freakin fantastic! Great costume, the hairdo is perfection ^_^

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    1. Thanks Keit :) :) It took SO long to do all those tiny plaits, my arms were so sore ahaha

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  2. Your costume is awesome! I just found your blog and I love your style, been clicking through old posts! Glad to have found a new blog to read :)

    Also, caramel popcorn cupcakes?!?! Sounds really good!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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    1. Thanks Mabel :)
      They were pretty great!

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