I take fancy dress pretty seriously. I’ve organised a Neverland/Wonderland magic surrealism party (see the video), a sparkling black tie James Bond theme party, and a Guilty Pleasures: Seven Deadly Sins theme (I was both lust and greed, as the golden girl from GoldFinger – only body paint required) – see the video. In other words? I love fancy dress. Any excuse to get creative! So when the same friend behind a fabulous Age of Aquarius themed party (I was a deep sea diver, Jonathan a captain, and others wore snorkels and flippers or came as mermaids or fish or fishermen) organised another fancy dress party, I was excited to say the least. The latest theme? Classical Mythology. Genius.
After a lot of googling, I came across Asteria: The goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars.
A little more googling later, and I had the perfect outfit inspiration: Ziegfeld girl.
The outfit has also since been reinterpreted by Emma Stone on SNL in 2016:
Armed with a hot glue gun, a cardboard box, scissors, gold spray paint and some garden wire, I got to work!
I made wings and had “shooting stars” going down my sleeves, then I wrapped wire around a headband for more stars, through which I wove battery-operated fairy lights (hiding the battery in a hair clip at the back).
It was admittedly a bit of a clumsy outfit, and I was so worried I’d poke someone’s eye out with my wings or star sleeves, but luckily no injuries or black eyes!
I’d also ordered a cloud patterned suit, golden crown and some wings for Jonathan for a Zeus outfit (god of the sky).
Everyone had made such a huge effort and looked AMAZING. So much outfit inspiration!