I heart you, readers

Of course I love all of you equally, but there’s a special place in my heart for commenters and PEOPLE WHO SEND ME PHOTOS OMG!! Every time someone tells me they’ve used the blog for inspiration I go all flaily on the inside. Writing on the internet is a bit like shouting in a crowd full of other people shouting (inferior shouting) so when someone hears me – someone who doesn’t know me IRL and is therefore obliged to say nice things – it is a really great feeling.

ANYWAY! Melissa, a reader of NaC, went as Tonks (original post here) to the HP 7.2 opening and has graciously allowed me to post a picture of her lovely self here! (Reminds me that I was going to do a wizarding post *coughcough*) If anyone else wants to send along photos for posting I would totally welcome it! I think it’s important to see people’s different interpretations of outfits and that there’s really no right to dress or even costume!

Kudos Melissa!

Wig = Amazon
Necklace = long black shoelace
Tank and Hoodie = Goodwill
Jacket = black denim dress from Goodwill. I sponged the buttons darker, chopped the hem unevenly and quick stitched the edges.
Pants = exercise pants. I cut the slits
Gloves = black lacey socks with the toe cut out
Shoes = Goodwill
Wand = a stick from the backyard a friend carved for me

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Out and About

Last night I went to Steampump and took so many photos I don’t know where to begin. I am thinking of doing a multi-parter on steampunk fashion, but unfortunately I forgot to take any good full-body shots of myself so we’ll have to wait till the official photographer comes out with the full-body shots he took.

I did, however, meet up with Lily, a friend and reader of this blog. She’d made her own fascinator following some of my instructions! It looks pretty different and I heard at least one other person compliment her on it that night.

The moral of this story: if you want to be on the blog contact me and you too can be e-famous. I feel flattered enough when people tell me they actually read this blog, so the thought that people are actually taking my advice is pretty mind-blowing. Thanks to everyone for your support and enthusiastic comments, and most of all thanks for reading!