Last weekend we were invited to a Masquerade Ball Murder Mystery Party. This was hosted by our niece and nephew, the newly weds and frequent gathering hosts of the family (not a huge age difference in age by the way, in case you were wondering). They are always fabulously creative with theme, decorating, and food! Naturally I was excited to take part in this creative event. I had never done a murder mystery party before but I'll have to say I was most excited about dressing up and wearing a mask. This was a perfect opportunity to use a little creativity myself. I started off with a pretty little black mask from Target, though very nice on its own needed embellishments! Though I must admit, that this OCD Mama never intended on wearing a mask without my own creative touch. So I dusted off my craft supplies (yes its been that long) and got to work. Simple really, I just used some glitter glue and a few chipboard cutouts. I added a peacock feather hair clip , a $3 find at Wal-Mart! And there you have it!
I am sad to say that I did not get photos of me wearing my mask. I was very busy role playing a murder mystery. I am happy to report I was not murdered nor was I a murderer. I was, however, the recent ex-girlfriend of the murdered (played by my nieces father, a bit comical in itself) and the murderer was my best friend, or so my script/clues said (played by my nephew). Surprisingly I was only accused only once out of 17 characters. Although I must confess I don't believe I have the best of role playing talents. Maybe I did not reveal me clues well enough. None the less it was a fun night. Hats of to my nephew and his bride! You did a wonderful job!
Thank you for letting me share my little creative project with you! Maybe it will inspire those of you wanting to take up your own costume design of an upcoming Halloween celebration. I say go for it! It doesn't have to be complicated or completely from scratch. Start with some simple elements and embellish (my most favorite word).
I would love to hear or see your costume creations and ideas so send me a comment or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.