Thursday, November 6, 2008

My First Halloween!

Being Australian, Halloween has never really been a holiday I've celebrated. It's just an excuse to have a party, which is pretty much what happens in America anyway as far as I can understand. I don't think I've ever even dressed in costume on Halloween!! So, seeing as all my friends here are American, we decided to throw a party!

After considering many outfits including Bubbles DeVere, a craft box (made from measuring tapes and bobbins and what not) and Marilyn Monroe I decided to go with the Queen of Hearts. I already had a bunch of stuff for it, namely the heart fabric and red strapless top. It also gave me an excuse to wear my corset. I *heart* it.

I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. The costume didn't originally have the ruffle but I felt a little self conscious without it (the corset makes my boobs look even bigger than normal). Luckily I picked up a big roll of thick red ribbon at the markets 2 days before and had some white fabric left over from another project. I also made a huge bow for the back but I couldn't work out a good way to attach it.

Here's a close up of my make up. Sorry it's so fuzzy. I'm the worlds worst photographer. It was a bit brighter in real life. The flash washed it out. I really liked my heart shaped beauty mark.
Everyone looked amazing! Kim, Marisa and Morgan turned up early and got ready at my house (they had meetings at their school). Kim was a Bollywood starlet! She looked amazing in her hot pink glittery sari (which deposited gold sparkles all over my house! Mr A went to work looking all shiny and glittery on Monday. Tehehehe.). Morgan was the Monopoly Man and Marisa was a butterfly. They both looked super awesome.

Then Nick and Toby showed giant Panda suits, something that could be seen as suicidal in the Bangkok heat. But they were hilarious!!!

The only downside is they kept trying to do things with their "Panda Hands" and as a result dropped a couple of beer bottles on the floor. Silly pandas!!!

And then there was Mr A.

He was POPEYE! I made his shirt. Well actually I bought a cheap shirt and changed the buttons, added cuffs and put on the sailor collar. It turned out so well! I was really, really happy with it.

Little known fact: Popeye is a Guitar Hero.

Here are some the other peeps, eatin' my cupcakes. My lovely friend Natsuko, who brought a whole bunch of snacks, is the one in the red shirt with the horns. Dwight is the scary bloody doctor, Gaew is kissing the cupcakes and Pavnee has the red mullet!!

It was a great night! I made 2 kinds of cupcakes (and forgot to take photos AGAIN). Chocolate cupcakes filled with peanut butter and vanilla with cherry pie filling centers. They were shaped like hearts and they bled when you bit into them. I managed to get the filling looking pretty realistic.

Anyway, well left our house at around 10.30 to go visit and dance to Lee Shamrock. Lee is a genuine one man band. He is also the master of the quiz we go to every Tuesday (we won this week!).
We had a crazy fun time! We totally took over the pub! Marisa won a bottle of champers for her costume!

Which we promptly drank. Followed by more dancing!

We finished the night at Sunrise Taco, a place of 24 hour Mexican heaven. Twas quite funny walking through the Bangkok streets in costume. Some people had no idea. They probably just thought we were crazy farang. Which is true I guess! It was a great end to a even better night. My first Halloween, SUCCESS!!!


Fashion Hayley said...

Wow looks like so much fun. Your costume is amazing, my Halloween costume this year was just my normal clothes pretty much, normally I try to make something but this year I was way too busy. I love your make up too, I "heart" the heart beauty spot.

Clara Cupcakes said...

Hayley - I've never dressed up before which is odd consiering I live for costume parties! Heaps of people didn't get who I was though. Most people associated the queen of hearts with cards but my mind goes straight to Alice in Wonderland. I thought it was obvious. Perhaps I should have been wearing a crown!

I liked your costume!