That's right - Hallowedding.
My niece is getting married at the end of October, and she's doing a Halloween themed wedding, with the guests encouraged to costume to both the ceremony and reception.
I want to go goth, but I've never done that before. I came up with the idea of "fairy gothmother" today. I know there are a lot of goth fairy costumes on the market, but I want to DIY it as much as possible. I have black skirts, a black tank, textured tights and some fingerless gloves I made from a pair of lace knee-highs. I have ideas about the outfit, so it's just a matter of hair and makeup, and maybe a pair of wings.
I've been all over the web looking at photos, so I have an idea about what's considered typical for goth. I want to do something unique and hoop friendly. I'm going to retape one of my hoops in the wedding colors - red, purple and black - just in case I get a chance to use it, so I need the outfit to be hoopable. (I'll most likely be the only hooper there, but I may not be the only one who wants to play with my hoop.)
Does anyone have any ideas or tips for me? Thanks!
If you want to hoop without taking your wings off, you'll want to have them be really small and high up on your back. Then you can just avoid chest and neck hooping. Otherwise, you'll probably have to take the wings off to hoop. I've hooped in a bee costume before, but I had to remove the wings because they were in the way.
Maybe avoid slick fabrics?
Good tips, Domini. Thanks. :) I haven't decided about wings yet. I was even toying with the idea of making my hoops be my wings. I have a pair of 25" twins that combine into one huge 50" hoop, so I'm trying to come up with a way to make them look wing-like and strap them to myself.
For makeup - pale skin, dark lips (black or red), lots of eyeliner & dark shadow.
For hair - black. If your hair isn't naturally black, buy a long straight wig. Real goths do have other haircolors but for a costume, black hair is the best statement.
For clothing: black - beyond that , really anything goes. You could find a goth band's tour shirt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gothic_rock_bands) and wear that with black jeans and chunky black boots. Simple everyday goth and easy to hoop in. Or go goth-lolita and try a maid's costume with a tutu underneath, fishnet stockings, black patent mary janes, There's a lot of variety in clothing, so as long as it's black. A goth fairygodmother would be sweet - long black skirt, chunky shoes or boots, black top, wings (which could be a short cape, rather than wired wings)
Sounds like it will be a fun wedding.
Great ideas, Tink. Thanks for the comment and the article link. :)