I won't be the most popular girl for this post, 'cuz many people in New Orleans keep tight hands on their upcoming Mardi Gras costumes, but I figure why not share what I've got. Especially since I consider myself I'm an alumni of the school of loose lips.
I wasn't planning on costuming this year, until I got inspired by a friend at the dog park yesterday. It's a long story, but suffice it to say that I want to do it up now, and I want to continue my tradition of some kind of skirt, hood, and leggings. So I'm thinking of horses with googly eyes, and I'm making a matching outfit for dazee, too. I hauled ass to Hancock fabric last night and bought up a bunch of acrylic felt. I started cutting out horses this afternoon, and the skirt will be an a-line wrap, perhaps with a scalloped hem in off white with brown, tan and pink horses.
Here's what I've got so far, but I'm sure the final product will look a lot different than this.
I found this fleecy fabric that has a horse pelt kinda look to it, for the hood so that will probably go on the legwarmers too. And, I also bought lots of pompoms, pompoms are a good thing. Right, Martha?
So there ya have it, I'll try to post updates as I make more progress.