On Saturday in the fair parade, the theme was “literacy and your library”. I was a Writer’s fairy godmother, that solves writer’s block….in a paper dress I made from a 1959 oxford dictionary. the whole thing was paper, and staples, and stickers, and tape. it took me about 8 to 9 hours to make.
my son was a Kindle with a passage from Mark Twains ‘Tom Saywer” and my daughter was a bookmark with a Dr Suess quote that said ” be awesome, be a book nut!”.
We had a great day!the dress was a people’s choice for favourite, and I got an ovation from a group of 30 or 40 people along the parade route in one area. many thumbs up, and bravo’s from the crowd. I thought it would be fun and a costume that people would enjoy, but I had no idea it would be such a major crowd pleaser!
I wore it from 11am to 3 pm. I walked the parade, and then I walked about the fairgrounds all afternoon. I took pictures with little girls who thought I was a princess. and I granted as a fairy godmother - many children the destiny of being a famous best selling author. Teenagers stopped and asked how the dress was made and thought it was “sick”,”cool”, “amazing” “really neat” and “spectacular” but the most used word was “AWESOME!”.
I was complimented over and over by people, and stopped for many many pictures and talked to over 30 people at length who were wonderfully in awe of the paper dress.
I was asked by the local library if I would enter it into a local art show for a fundraiser event for our library. So now that I am home I am going to have to reinforce it this week, and find a way to mount it on a dress form ( that I’ll have to make) in order to take it to the gallery.
It was a great day! no.. it was an AWESOME day!
an aside…All three of us won prizes for our costumes in our parade category.