Now that the Mystic Society of Isis and Osiris has completed their first ball, Miss Ginger can share the festivities with you and show you some of the magic that was produced!
First, look at the room when we first walked into it:
Plenty of space, but not exactly an elegant environment for a black tie affair! No worries, however, as the professionals from Townsley Designs of Austin arrived with 4 truckloads of glitz and glam, and in no time flat had transformed the room into this swanky environment:
Now THAT'S a room for a Mardi Gras celebration like no one's ever seen in Houston, TX!
Once the space was set, the costumes were loaded in, and the Ball was ready to roll! And roll it did, with a never-stopping soundtrack provided by DJ Dylan Barnes that kept guests dancing and mingling!
The first costumes out were Ball Captain I, followed by Isis I and Osiris I, dressed to the theme as "Venetian Red."
After a couple more costumes, some dancing, and lots of beads flying, Miss Ginger appeared as "Murano Glass Chandelier:"
The chandelier's arms were made of 1 1/2" clear tubing, reinforced with a length of metal shelf strapping to provide stiffness without extra weight. The globes of the chandelier were made from gallon-sized plastic water bottles, melted into shape with a heat gun. Of course, a chandelier has to light up, so the power was provided by 7 led puck lights. It was a very fun costume, easy to make and wear, and the audience seemed to love it!
Next on Miss Ginger's Mardi Gras social calendar is Houston's "Mystery and Fantasy Mardi Gras Party," another black tie/fancy dress event, which this year falls on Miss Ginger's birthday, February 22nd. The theme is 'The Mystery and Fantasy of Sci Fi," so Miss G is thinking she may get a little more use out of that gold morph suit! Miss G is not much of a Sci-Fi buff, so she's looking forward to some great suggestions from all of her 'snaps! leave your ideas in the comments…. who knows, she may just bring it to life!