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.
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?