Studio Musings

Monday, April 14, 2008

Polyester Prom

I think the best part of the Polyester Prom might have been the preparations. Don't get me wrong - it was a great party and a lot of fun. But listening to everyone's stories about their "finds" in the week leading up to prom, and final group preparations at "The Orphanage" (third floor of the Craft House) were an absolute blast.

The idea behind Polyester Prom was to find, beg, borrow or steal the worst or best (depending upon your definition) polyester outfit you possibly could. The thrift stores in Spruce Pine were surprisingly good sources for both sexes. Unfortunately, I don't have many pictures of the great get-ups the guys came up with.

If found a black tunic covered with round plastic spangles. If felt like a walking disco ball (the tunic also made me looks slightly rounded like said ball). You can't tell from this picture, but Andrea's sailor suit had pant legs with thigh high front slits, too funny. And Alyssa took the bridesmaid award. I tried for big hair, but it didn't fully work, despite generous amounts of gel and hairspray.

I posted additional images to my Flickr account.


  1. Tennis shoes really do something for that green dress. Headed for Ft Madison IA Tues to shop ink and pens! Hopefully I won't find anything....

  2. The tennis shoes were the "pièce de résistance" of that outfit.

    Did you find any great pens?

  3. Looks like everyone had fun. You are so not round