April 20, 2015

Artist Date - Week 1

This post is late.  I should have written it up sometime during the week of April 13th.  That didn't happen, though, so here we are.

I don't know why I struggle with this task, but I do.  I'm not even sure my "date" was really a date.  I needed some costume pieces for the 80s Fest in Frankenmuth that I plan on attending on April 24th. Each year I attempt to do something just a little bit different from the year before.  This year I really wanted to go as Toni Basil from her Mickey video. 


I looked online for a cheerleading costume in the right colors.  The problem is the sweater.  I could find a skirt, but the top was impossible.  This has led me to the conclusion that if I plan on wearing this next year I will need to learn how to sew.  Or beg my mom to make it for me.  Frankly, though, I think learning to sew costumes would be a good thing because I also enjoy dressing up for RenFest and Comic Con

Yes, I really should learn how to sew. 

In the meantime, though, I was still in need of a costume for this year's 80s Fest, so I decided to spend an hour or so at Party City looking at their collection of 80s apparel and accessories.  I could have gone overboard.  Easily.  Somehow I managed to pick up just a few fun pieces and leave the rest of the store intact.  



I really wanted to buy Ken some MC Hammer pants, but somehow stopped myself. 



I don't know if this techically counts as an "artists date" or not, but I figured the most important instruction was obeyed:  I went shopping by myself. I spent time alone doing something I don't normally do.