Can I tell you I am bouncing off the walls right now! I just got my Carnival Monday outfit and it is amazing! I coming out for them this Carnival!! I think I deserve a pat on the back for this one. Although I did not make it myself, I helped design it and with the amazing seamstress I discovered, it came out exactly as I wanted. I think the seamstress even exceeded my expectations. Which is good cause I paid out my ass for it. But being a shopaholic this is nothing new, when I see something I want I don't care how much it is I am getting it.Wow is all I can say. Wow!
So as you can well imagine I had a full dress rehearsal as if it was Carnival weekend and I just collected my costume. Put it through the wining test and all...Wow! Of course the kit has to remain top secret to avoid anyone biting my style so this is one carnival tip I will NOT be giving!Ok Fine, since this is definitely what I will be wearing , I guess I can offer plan B to those interested. Well you should always have a plan B just in case what you were planning to wear does not come out the way you expected it. As I said, I had some doubts about how my outfit would have come out.Or maybe, you wait till Carnival Saturday to go in Samaroos and find out the hot pants sell out in your size and those beads that would have match perfectly look like they turning. Now I am still taking a bit of a risk here by giving away my own Plan B but I feel pretty secure that plan A is all I will need now that I have it in hand.
As you may or may not know from my blog, I no longer wear my costume on Monday. It is something that happened progressively, not intentionally. I started with wearing the bra and costume bottom with no hand/foot/headpieces, shortly therefater it became the bra and just a bikini bottom (bottom in the road!) and then it was the "Monday outfit" with help from some of the sections I played in who provided that option. Last year I went off the radar and put together my own thing cause I felt my costume had too much cloth for Monday. That was probably the most comfortable I have EVER been playing mas. I was not really looking for anything this year since my costume is very Monday friendly but once I saw something similar to what I eventually got I just had to have it. So if you are still reading at this point (hahahahahah, I did that on purpose) then you really want to know plan B!
Well I wanted to get a string bikini tie dyed in purple and orange (to match the costume obviously). All you really have to do is start with a white swimsuit and do it yourself or get someone to do it for you.THis will give you a completely custom look. This will look good for EVERY section or band you can be in. Or you can start with a swimsuit in a colour that already matches your costume and tie dye and accent colour on it. This kit will look pretty cute with a hot short as well.
With that said, I could not contain myself with my own design and showed one of my close friends (who isn't in the same section anyway). And she was also like Wow. She has been sworn to secrecy on pain of certain death!
When I thought my day could not get any better I got another present in the mail. This is one reason I love ordering things online. The packages arrive unexpectedly and even though you know what it is ( and you paid for it), its like sending a present to yourself .LOL! I got this really cool belly ring that I am hoping will serve as both motivation and an accessory for Carnival. Motivation because it will be a constant reminder of what I am working towards. Which is of course that ridiculous Dragon ready body.) I am so excited, It could just as well be Carnival week. Can you tell I am completel obssessed at this point?? Wow!