So I have been wanting to host a murder mystery for as long as i can remember, and i have been on holidays this last week and decided no more procrastination!!
I origionally thought of writing the murder game myself, but time ran away with me, and i didn't want to know the answer! also no one on craftster had pre-written clues to give me. So i borrowed a kit from a friend (now having played it, cant believe i thought i could write that!) so much intrigue!
So we decided to go on a very loosely 1920's theme (as per game) and we all dressed up in op shop finds. (the point was to be very over the top and glam)
so this is the dress i got for $9....thats right $9.00
I was trying to channel Ms Peacock from cluedo... It met all the requirements...floor length...green (this was my colour, we all chose differnet colours) ridiculous flouncy top....
and this is what i did to it! SHA-BAM
It was a very quick re-con, i had a blue chiffon dress i hadn't worn in 2 years, chucked that on over the top and tucked it up under the bust, then i went to spotlight and brought some cheap blue netting/tule for about $7. Cut it into an over skirt and gathered it at the back to make a bustle. sewed it all onto a ribbon, tied it around my waist! I had an old silver buckle lying around that i picked up at the salvos for about $2 years ago, i sewed some stretch lace/ribbon onto it to make a belt and hey presto! I'm ready to go. Total time took about 2 hours? not even.
image of the back so you can see the bustle.
i'm ready for my close-up...
I also made a hairband to wear with the dress, some silver beaded trim, feathers and some black stretchy elastic. combined with hot glue gun and slightly burned fingers....
ok....so enough of me! on to the party!
arnt we cute?? hehehe best boyfriend ever!!
Ok so thats all the main pics.....then i got a little arty so here are some more artistic shots from the evening!
hope you like! let me know what you think!