It was also the first year in ages that I didn't wear Victorian fancy dress to the Gala, and while at the time this seemed like a good idea at the time, I wonder if that didn't have something to do with it too. Fancy dress is, by it's nature, fun and frivolous, and my 18th C just felt rather bland amid all the other more colorful 18th C gowns...something to consider when figuring out my Gala costume for next year....
Anyway, here are my favorite two shots of my Gala costume this year, a silly selfie with Sarah and one from the "red carpet"
I think my favorite costumes at the Gala this year were Aimee and Alyxx as Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. Their costumes were both detailed and rich, but even more than that they had a truly magical quality to them. Alyxx looked astonishingly beast-like in her make up and wig and Aimee was serene and glowing. Bravo ladies!
But there were tons of amazing costumes - this is only a fraction!
There are many, many more!
You can see all my costume college photos here on flickr.