5 posts tagged Costumes

Me and my costumes, part 4

  If you've ever seen artwork from old Germanic/Nordic culture, you'll notice their fondness of serpentine designs and cross shapes. They were also creative and adapt at incorporating images within images, so frequently seen in their early jewelry and art are hammers, faces, or eyes hidden within what at first seems like a larger hammer, a dragon, a tree, etc. A few of the most famous Norse gods/goddesses were Odin, Loki, Thor, Frigg, and Freyja (also commonly simplified to "Freya"). In ...

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Photo of the Day: Denver Dress-up

I spent the weekend in Denver at two separate events. As always, I dressed up for both. For Smoky Hill's annual HUGE craft fair, I came as Pernille, freckles and pink goggles included. It was funny to have people ask me if my hair was really that red!   At the Colorado Country Christmas event, I hung out with some of my fellow authors from the Colorado Author's League. I went with Idolette's flair, one day showing up with straight jet black hair, another day with vibrant pink.  ...

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Me and my costumes, part 3

The Gypsy You've seen my Idolette look and my Egyptian costume. Now, I'll tell you about my gypsy outfit. This costume is based on the "fortune-teller" Arthur meets in The Minotaur Riddle. She's called "gypsy" in the book because that's the name popularly used and what kids would understand. However, she would actually refer to herself as Roma. The Roma are a people who were originally nomadic, which shows in today's world because you can find groups of them not just in Greece and Romania, ...

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Me and my costumes, part 2

In a previous post, I gave an insider look at my character Idolette and her outfits, several of which I've used for my own costumes. Now, let me tell you about another costume I wore on a few occasions:     Isabelle as Goddess Isis I have to admit, this costume was a fun one because I was dressed as someone who was dressed as someone! Isabelle Siegfried is a character we meet in

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Me and my costumes

Maybe it's a side effect from my days in drama, but I really like dressing up. For one thing, I think it helps me connect with my characters on a different level, getting to actually "stand in their shoes," so to speak. For another thing, it's really fun -- for both me AND my readers! Everyone usually loves it when I show up in costume. For most of my events, I dress as a character from one of the Discoveries of Arthur Grey books. But I don't always get to explain my costume at these events. ...

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