Monday, May 29, 2006

Fancy Dress Party

WisCon doesn't end for the night with the official ceremonies; panels and parties last late into the night. I didn't attend any more panels after the ceremony, but I did want to mingle a bit. So I went to the fancy dress party. I wore a ballgown I bought a couple of years ago for a cotillion I attended with Eugene (one of his cousins was part of it, and his youngest brother was an escort), and I received several compliments on it. There were all sorts of other costumes there: kimonos, Elizabethan dresses, 18th-century dresses, Victorian outfits, motley, and more modern fashions. Many people brought their own masks, but the hosts/hostesses had decorated ones for those who didn't have one. I drank more champagne and talked with a nice couple who don't live too far from me. They had some nice outfits on; I wish I'd thought to take a picture of them. I gave them my card, so hopefully I'll hear from them again.

More pictures:

Many parties occur at the same time during WisCon, and people are free to drift from one to another. After leaving the fancy dress party, I stopped in to listen to Emma Bull, an author, sing and play guitar. Pay no attention to the person in the foreground; Emma did a good job.

And in case you were wondering, this is what I wore to the party. Eugene took this picture after I returned to our room. Think I should make it my new avatar?

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