Sunday, November 01, 2009


The Halloween Dance was, appropriately, yesterday evening. I'm not going to say a whole lot about it. The dancing itself was pretty fun, and the costumes were a blast, as always, but the food was not-so-great AND there wasn't nearly enough of it; also, the decorations were really so-so. A few small-ish murals, and really no 3-D props. 3-D props are what really make the decorations, and they can make the difference between a dance being perceived as not all that great or as utterly amazing. Everyone loved our Mardi Gras Dance last year precisely because we had lots of 3-D props. Canopies, pyramids, an oasis, and a marketplace were among them. It was really cool.

So yeah, if you couldn't tell already, I wasn't overly impressed with how the sophomores pulled yesterday's dance together. But that's not really the point of this post. Anthony and I dressed up as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, and it was a lot of fun! We had a couple of last minute emergencies, namely, the collared vest that I'd found for Anthony got lost, and Peter's tailcoat was more than one size too small...but we found another vest that worked pretty well, and Anthony, with great effort, and quite uncomfortably, I'm afraid, did manage to fit somewhat into the tailcoat. But even though that looked noticeably too small for him, everyone definitely knew right away who we were supposed to be. I think his cravat (excellently tied by yours truly) and the knee-length breeches with long white stockings were what really clinched the style. Anyway, here is a picture of us in front of one of the murals.

So yeah, we had a good time despite the drawbacks. Anyway, I now have homework to do, so I'll sign off for today.


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