(or should I say Bonjour?!)
Today I have a French Can-Can dancer costume to share that I put together for my best friend Emily and her fiancé’s house warming party last Saturday (Her fiancé, Francois, is French and the party happened to be held on Bastille day!)
I’ve always loved dressing up, so costume parties are a great excuse to rummage through the old dress up box at my parent’s house where we've accumulated quite an assortment of interesting clothing items over the years and that come in very handy for these kind of occasions!
I feel like piecing together costumes is one of my secret talents, and a huge part of the fun when it comes to costume parties is the creative process of playing around, styling things in different ways and seeing what you can come up with! After reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Big Magic” I’ve realised that creativity takes many forms, and this is one of the ways I used to express creativity all the time when I was younger and that I’ve really missed lately!
As kid’s we would always dress up and play make-believe, making up wild stories and putting on an endless number of plays for our parents, and while those days may be long behind us, I love the occasional chance to step back into that world of imagination.