Aw, we had such a great time! damekaris
was completely awesome, she set us up with excellent seats in the balcony with a primo view. I managed to sneak a few photos, but they aren't very good-- but good enough to stoke the memory of the dress gliding around the stage! It looked so pretty! and GOLD! It was just a gleamy gold the whole time, hardly any blue showed up at all. After the show (which was delightful) we were at the meet and greet and damekaris introduced us to many of the key players- director, orchestra conductor, actors-- and we had a really good time. Unbelievably, both Karis and Janet (the actress who wore the gown) each gave me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I felt like a star! How ridiculous! It was awesome! I could get use to accolades like that, lol. There will be no living with me now, my head is so big. ::beauty queen wave::( More More More Pictures! )
So, does this experience make me want to be a "real" costume designer? People always tell me I should be in Hollywood, or working for an opera or something. Hhhmmm, lemme think... OH HELL NO. Are you kidding me? It takes a special kind of crazy/awesome to be a real costume designer. There is no way I could do what damekaris
(and probably a few others reading this) do. I'm content to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor-- and such lovely fruits, this play had lots of glamorous costumes put together by Karis, especially loved the blingy rhinestone cream fringe dress! Wow! Anyway, I loved making the gown for the stage, and I loved seeing it up there, and I loved getting so many compliments from complete strangers, and I would absolutely do it again if asked. But, nope, I'm following a much smaller path and I'm happy.
Thank you, damekaris