Last night I went to the local ballroom dance studio's Halloween party after all. I debated about it all day (while I made mini pumpkin cheesecakes for the potluck - which came out yummy although not as good as Costo's pumpkin cheesecake) but in the end I wanted to be a pretty, pretty princess for the evening.
With a whole wardrobe of pretty things to wear I took sage advice from my LJ friends and decided to wear a totally impractical dress for dancing since I didn't want to dance much. I went with my Fire Dress. With the addition of my Golden Diadem it worked well with Mom's Snow Queen costume so we were Fire & Ice. (Bridget gets credit with that idea!)
It was fun to wear the frock again (it had only been worn once!) and it totally worked on the not much dancing front too! After several wardrobe malfunctions during the complimentary Hustle lesson no one but Dad was brave enough to ask me for a dance afterward. Yay! After bustling the train of doom and safety pinning up the underskirt's sweep it wasn’t so bad really. It just took a couple of tries to work out the kinks. I still didn't have much movement in the shoulders but with tall guys (like Dad) it wasn’t much of a problem. So I got to hustle, swing, cha-cha and foxtrot with Daddy, not that Mom got a single pic - shirker!
Mom's newly bling-ed out Snow Queen was very cute. We didn't get any pics of the new detachable bustle (she'll be wearing it again for an event in Dec so we'll get better pics then) but it was very pretty. She also added a lot more face make-up and fiber optic lights to her hair (never did get a good pic of them) and rhinestone snowflakes to the hem of the dress. I'm beginning to wonder if this dress with ever be finished, she has so many more ideas for bling. She is SO funny!
After dance we went to the Ale House for a beer and munchies - it was a good way to end a fun evening.