The deck made an awesome Viking Ship!!
On the look out for the enemy.......or land :)
I came as the Queen..........although I do have to admit that I look more Persian than Viking BUT I did add fir to my costume!! Take a close look at the cape collar, cuffs and trim at the bottom of the dress.......very cool.
The Queen knights her first warrior............sir Christopher; my loyal subject. Oh, btw, the sword is real making it REAL heavy. I was concerned I would chop off his head instead of give the royal blessing!!
Checking to make sure my royal stone was still in place.
Ahem, why yes, of course it is!!
I'm giving audience to the host of the Viking Banquet, Mike. Great costume here. Don't you just LOVE the fur vest and horn hat?? Very authentic.
A closer view of the royal robe and jewels. So much fun to get all dressed up AND have some place to go :)
Me and the hubster. I made his costume as well; but I failed to get a full view of it in a picture that night. Bummer! He was caped and everything. With fur cuffs and boots!
Fire show.......very pretty!
I won the fish toss! Woo hoo! Now this salmon (pictured above my head) is going to hang in my sunroom with my collection of sea shells and other fisherman items.
The King and Queen with the royal daughter, Miss Faith. Also in a hand made costume that she designed and we made together. See full view of her costume below. LOVE the fur belt.
The hubster at the royal viking feast. Sorry for the small picture but the pixels on the camera were set too low.
This picture below is the model that I used to design my costume MINUS the cone bra; that was a little much for me. I didn't feel comfortable with
those ahem, that style of dress ;)
Faith put in a lot of time with design suggestions, planning, shopping and cutting..........we completed all three costumes in 1.5 days! I had to wait to get paid to buy all the materials, which took about 3 months and FINALLY came in about 3 days before the party......it was crunch time if I ever saw it. TEAM WORK at it's best paid off.
Fun was had by all that came; the food was rich fish chowders and stews aptly eaten with wooden utencils; roast of Lamb to be ripped off by bare hands. , etc. Rick and I are now inspired to host a Pirate costume party in July at our house by the lake. We are going to deck the house out!! I can't wait to show you the pictures. Is anyone else out there obssessed with costumes or costume parties?? If so, I would LOVE to see pictures and hear the stories!!