When Mr Thrifty and I were daaaan sarf last weekend we stopped by the lovely Sarah’s circus themed 30th birthday party and naturally used the occasion to bust out a spot of fancy dress. Because we have a teeny tiny car and had to pack pillows, duvet (Travelodge/needs must) and effectively 6 billion changes of clothes I didn’t want to bring a whole fancy dress costume. I thought it’d be easier to pull something together from the clothes I had for other events and then just concentrate on the make up and backcomb the shit out of my hair.
I decided to go as a lion and wore all yellow – because in Primary school THAT’S THE COLOUR OF A LION, DURR. The skirt I’d worn earlier in the day to a christening with a black net petticoat underneath, the cardigan was something I had in my handbag in case it should rain or turn cold and the mustard vest top is just well…a mustard vest top I had sitting in my suitcase.
As we came off the M25 we found a lay by and stopped to do my hair and make up (backcombing and spraying your hair orange in a car is FUN). Then I had to riffle through the boot to find my outfit. Ummm to say the people of Herts were shocked to see a 29 year old, chubtastic woman in nowt but a skirt, bra and lion make up searching through the back of a Polo is an understatement. Hiya! It was roarsome and much like an errant scene from Phoenix Nights.
Mr Thrifty didn’t let the side down and busted some moves as a bearded lady. Gotta love a super shy chap who gives it his all meeting new people whilst wearing a green floral dress, blue eyeshadow and even lipstick on his teeth. So many people made a great effort with their costumes, including Amy from one of my favourite blogs Wolf Whistle who went as a ringmaster – swit whoo and Anne who was surely the sexiest of all the big cats.
Actually there were a whole host of use feline creatures, including another of my favourite bloggers Hayles – purr!
We had a great time, so thanks for having us Sarah. Sorry we couldn’t stay longer. Damn geography + Mr Thrifty’s old man driving = long times.
P.S. If you want to do fancy dress on the cheap – go all out on the make up and hair but go ‘abstract’ on the actual costume.
P.P.S. I took lots more photos but I expect Sarah would very much like to share those herself – she looked GORGEOUS as did the room she held the party in. So check out Essbeevee as I’m not sure when she’ll upload them but also because her blog has the funnies.