Getting into Character

I have returned from last night’s make-believe voyage back in time to the 70’s on the Mystery of the Seas (a.k.a. The Love Boat).  And what a wild ride it was–every bit as fun and frothy as The Love Boat itself.  I solicited your opinions on my costume last week, mentioning that I needed to stay rather conservative.  My reason?  I was cast as Chaplain Love.  And while I didn’t sport an afro, Twiggy eyelashes, or platform shoes, I tried to at least get into the spirit of things, despite being the spirtual guidepost for the group.

Here I am, pre-party:

Points of note:

1.  My entire ensemble was procured from my own closet.
2.  That colorful star on my forehead was my ‘moral compass’ rose…and the scarf had a nautical theme.
3.  The blouse is a slinky gold velour.  Hubba, hubba.
3.  You can’t really make it out in this photo, but there is a chunky, rhinestone cross hanging around my neck.
4.  The jeans are boot-cut, not bell-bottoms, and I’m wearing square toed boots on my feet.

But all in all, it worked.
This was my first time attending one of these parties, and honestly I was a little taken aback.  Most of the invitees were really hamming it up–spouting off with loud and empassioned accusations from across the room.  A good many were cast as scheming hussies, and it was all I could do to try to ‘keep them on track,’ morally speaking.  I had to regularly remind myself that I wasn’t watching a hokey two-act play but actually needed to participate.

At one point I snagged a friend’s blonde wig and flipped it on over my scarf, only to be mesmerized by my transformation into one of Charlie’s Angels.  I couldn’t resist posing for photos with fake gun in hand.  Pictures were taken, and I can only say I’m surprised that no one has emailed an incriminating photo…  You can count on me to post here the minute I get one.

Posted in 70's party on 10/11/2010 03:36 pm


  1. Teenage Bride

    hahahah from your own closet too funny!!!!

    How awesome is that!!!!

  2. Travis Erwin

    Love it!

  3. I love it!!! All from your own closet, extremely creative!!!

    I'm a new follower! Found you over at Teenage Bride, she's a doll and hopping over I found you!!

  4. you look great people in the 70s wished they could look that good

  5. Dancing Branflake

    How fun! Looks like it was a fun party. Great creativity going on here!

  6. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thanks you guys!

    You're too generous with the compliments, Sarakastic…really. 😉

  7. Green Girl in Wisconsin

    Sounds like a fun night! Way to rock the velour.

  8. David Cranmer

    EXCELLENT! You look great. Frame it.

  9. Angie and Brian

    I did text a pic to you, but it's not in the Charlie's Angels pose.

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