Friday, December 6, 2013

Happiness is...

a friend sending you the most amazing picture - of yourself!

Photo by John Griffith.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Finishing up the costume season...

Although we didn't have our "extravagant" Halloween bash this year, I had a great time with many opportunities for costumery.

PDX Zombie Walk (zombie geisha)

Girl Scout Halloween party (traditional witch)

friend's party (my green dream dress)

Orycon (Rosealee, a new pink creation and kimono)

and this weekend, Swashbuckler's Ball.  (still in process - haha!)

Who knows what next year will bring?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Where to wear a costume...

Events (within 3 hours of Portland, OR)
                   Events with * are ones that I have attended.  I hope to get to many more this year! 

Vespertine Ball - New Year's Eve, Melody Ballroom (no event in 2013/14)
Rusty Con - January 17-19, 2014 Seattle-Tacoma Marriot, WA

A Pirate Life for Us - January 24-26, 2014 Ocean Shores, WA

ComicCon (Wizard World) January 24,25,26, 2014.  Oregon Convention Center
Norwescon - March (3rd weekend) Sea-Tac Double Tree, WA (same weekend as GameStorm)
*Vampire Masquerade Ball - March (last weekend) Melody Ballroom
Toast of Tortuga - April 20, 2013  Roy, WA
Feast of Fools - April (3rd weekend) Swiss Park, Bonney Lake, WA

Dark Fairy and Fantasy Ball - April 27, 2013, Alhambra Theatre
Zombie Prom PDX - May, no event in 2013, looking for new venue
Pirate's Plunder - May,  Bonney Lake, WA

World Horror Convention May 8-11, 2014 (in Portland for 2014!)

West Coast Haunters - May 16-18, 2014

Furlandia - May 23-25, 2014, Sheraton Hotel at Portland Airport

Steampunk Ball - June 15, 2013, Alhambra Theatre

Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze - June, Wesport, WA
All's Faire - June (3rd weekend) Bonney Lake, WA
Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival - June 28-30, 2013, Rockaway Beach
GEARcon  - July 6-8, 2013 (1st weekend) Double Tree Hotel Portland
High Fantasy Summer Frolic - Sherwood, new event - might not happen in 2013 -"issues?"
Oregon Country Fair - July (2nd weekend) Eugene
Canterbury Renaissance Fair -  July 20-21 and 27-28, 2013  Silverton

Robin Hood Festival - July (3rd weekend), Sherwood 
***Sea Dog Nights and Gypsy Days - July 18 -22, 2013 (3rd weekend)  Lebanon
Fairieworlds - July (last weekend) Eugene

Willow Grove Pirate Festival  August 1-3, 2014, Longview, WA

Depoe Bay Treasure Hunt - August (3rd weekend), Depoe Bay
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair - August (3 weekends) Bonney Lake, WA
Dark Alice in Wonderland Ball - September, Alhambra Theatre
Tortuga - August/September (weekend) Lebanon

*Oregon Renaissance Festival - August/September, new event, Hillsboro,
         Washington County Fair Grounds
Kumoricon  - August 31st- at the Quay, Vancouver  

*Portland Pirate Festival - September (1st/3rd weekend), no event in 2013. St. Helens

Shore Leave

International Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19 - everywhere

Rose City Comic Con, Sept. 20-ish, Oregon Convention Center

Fiddler's Green

Shrewsbury Renaissance Fair - September, near Corvallis

Time Traveler's Ball - October 12, 2013, Hillsboro

Portland Zombie Walk - October 13, 2013

Howl Con October 19-20, Quay, Vancouver (cancelled for 2013)
SteamCon  - October (3rd weekend) Bellevue, WA
*OryCon - November 8-10,2013, Double Tree Hotel
*Swashbuckler's Ball - November 16, 2013, Melody Ballroom
Krampus Nacht Ball - December, Melody Ballroom

updated on October 13, 2013 :}

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween projects

A sample of what I've been working on. The house is coming together nicely and our once-again "annual" Halloween party is days away.

Happy haunting!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The girls

Polly, Jesse, Gracie, Nellie and Elsie.