Wednesday, June 04, 2014

1920s costuming

Roaring Twenties costuming is never far from my mind.  Besides the fact that my wedding was 1920s-themed and that I love the era, I've been writing a series of vampire novels set in the 1920s, which means I've been doing a lot of research on clothing and other details for my settings.

Moreover, every year I participate in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, a challenge to write a 50,000-word novel -- or 50,000 words of a novel -- during the month of November.  At the kickoff party each year, which occurs Halloween night (everyone starts writing at midnight, as soon as the clock turns over to November), participants are encouraged to dress up in costume -- so last year I dressed up in flapper fashion and posed as my main character, Ruby Ransome.
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