Friends, Makeup

Makeup Thursday: Edwardian Ball!

Emma bought us tickets to the Edwardian Ball for my birthday, because she is the awesomest friend EVAR.  I was going to bring my camera to her house to get all dolled up and take fantastic picture, but what with the 20 pounds of makeup, miscellaneous corsets, petticoats, bustle, 3 pairs of potential boots to wear… I forgot. So you get shitty iphone photos!!! My apologies.

4I was going for circus girl/broken doll. With purple hair because I wasn’t about to deal with a wig. It would have looked better blonde, I think, but the purple will not be denied! Em used some flat-iron crimping technique of madness and it became an entirely new substance, unrelated to anything resembling “hair.”



I have no idea what makeups I used– we were in a frenzy getting ready. Definitely the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette, and Kryolan Aquacolor in copper. The liquid liner is, ironically, Wet ‘n’ Wild because I actually REALLY like it.


17Em is some sort of Victorian ethereal fairy princess. I have never used the word “ethereal” so much in my life as I did that night! She’s so freaking pretty it’s just stupid. People look at my wedding pictures and they’re like “LOOK AT YOUR BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAID!”



Here we are getting ready to leave– Cliff took pictures of us and it was like when you go to prom or halloween and have to pose for your family first.  Except we weren’t surly about it.



Here I am, ruining everything as usual.



Emma communing with a waxen skull. She’s very deep. And ethereal.



Obligatory bathroom selfie!



Emma made up her outfit of this crazy linen dress she had– it has these strange bustley panels. She wore it over a fantastic 80’s dress she converted to a skirt and then cinched it with her Dark Garden underbust corset. Hot mama. She also made her flower sculpture pieces about an hour before we left, because she is a badass like that.



I made my bustle skirt– I was rather proud of it. I have pictures of the process somewhere I ought to post– thing was a beast to figure out, as I wanted it to have a belt closure AND ruching AND ruffles

(AND I effed it up about 20 times but you can hardly tell so shhhh.)

I made the bolero wrap from the leftover fabric scraps. I would like to do more of these I think– next time I will make it wider, but I was pretty limited this go-round since I only had the tail end of the taffeta. You can’t see from here, but it connects in the back with cascading chains.



Emma the fairy queen! (ETHEREAL fairy queen!)



We are Fluevog twinsies!


We got some photos taken at the professional “photo booth” as well, so here’s some not-dark-and-terrible pictures.

Photos courtesy and all credit due to





It was a very kind and complimentary parking garage.



This is my tired face. Observe the unrestrained explosion of the substance formerly known as “hair.”



We stopped at IHOP (we really classed up the joint) and made off with fried foods at 2 am. Ethereal fairy princess was VERY excited about her mozzarella sticks.

Good night!


2 thoughts on “Makeup Thursday: Edwardian Ball!

  1. Kira says:

    Love it, love everything about it! You both look stunning, and I LOVE your skirt. The boots are to die for–where did you get them? I hope you had fun that night, and it sounds like you both did 🙂


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