Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fantasy Fest

We had an amazing time in Key West.  Its definetly one of the craziest things I've ever experienced and I loved every minute of it.
Our first night out had us dressed as matching German Beer Girls.  Craig got much more attention than I did with his fun costume that included his own taps.  Can you guess where those are?

Night two had us out as vampires.  I'm pretty happy with the makeup job I did on Craig. 

Both nights one and two were our storebought costumes, although I did make the pendant and the white flouncy "shirt" part of Craigs.

Night three Craig went out as "Swamp Thing" and I was an ocean reef.  I glittered up dollar store fish, used sparkly floral stems bought from Micheals, used some tulle to line it and make it more comfortable and added some twinkly lights inside (you cant really see these so well in the pic's, but they were great for after dark!)
On our fourth night we participated in a parade that anyone could walk in.  It is led by musicians (ours was a bucket drum corp).  It starts by half the people taking one route and half going a different route.  You finish up on Duval St. where the 2 directions meet.  It was a fun time for the goldfish and the jellyfish.  I had lost my arm fins by the time this pic was taken (they got soggy in a rainshower and I took them off, and please excuse the rainy hairstyle!)  Craig's jelly fish costume had glowsticks in all the tendrils and twinkly lights on top.  The coolest thing happened with these costumes.  Wyland, my very favorite artist, stopped us and took our picture!  Not to shabby for hand-made costumes!

Our last night of the festival was the big parade.  I was a mermaid and Craig was Poseidon. 

It was a great vacation and really fun to have handmade costumes that no one else had the exact duplicate of while walking around. 


  1. Glad to see you back in Blogland!

    Oh man! 4 nights of dressing up? sounds like my idea of heaven! All of your costumes look fantastic but I love the home made jobs the best! What a great idea to use the twinkle lights. Glad you had fun ;)

    xx Jaime

  2. These costumes are sooo totally amazing, I can't believe you made sooo many! sounds like such a great time!

  3. What an awesome experience ! So fun !!! My hubby would never do that with me, even though he is a Halloween baby ! He hates dressing up.
    You did a fabulous, creative job coming up with all of these amazing costumes !

  4. Don't you two just look fantastic! Wonderful creative and perfectly glitzy and look drop dead gorgeous in them, too!

    ...and to be stopped by Wyland?! Wow!
    I wanted to stop by and give you a huge hug for my Secret Santa gift (it said perishable on the I just HAD to open it...heehee)....I'm not very good at label or was gonna get opened!
    The first thing that welcomed me was the delicious aroma...yum! And to learn it is Home roasted (by you?) is a real treat! I will enjoy a cup tomorrow morning and raise my mug to you!

    Thank you so much, Brandy!
    I hope you have the Christmas of your dreams, too :)
    My best,

  5. I love blog hopping. I came here today via artsyfartsyme. Interesting what kind of first impression this post gave me!!

  6. Your costumes are wonderful! I can see you had a really good time.


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