May 16, 2010

The Drapers go to Hawaii

Last night we dressed up to go to a wedding reception - which was also a costume party!  I'm posting our outfits since they are so mid-century, and thrifted!  Here is Hus, I found the vintage Hawaiian shirt and the leis at the Salvation Army, which inspired our outfits.

As you can see he's hamming it up with a cigar he bought in Cuba two Christmases ago.  To make the get-up as authentic as possible, we plastered his hair with Brillcream.  He said he had to wash his hair about 5 times to get it out.  I can't imagine what men's hair was like in the 50s and 60s using that stuff day in and day out.

And here's me, all decked out for a luau.
 I found the vintage scarf and bag at another thrift store the same day, and I bought the dress new.  But it shares something in common with vintage - it was 'Made in Canada.'  Like Carpe Diem Vintage, I also went daring with red lipstick and nail polish.  I had the shoes and necklace already.  This outfit (with the exception of the scarf) is going to do double-duty as I am going to a conference at a Hot Springs Resort next week, and need something to wear to the banquet.  I'm even going to wear the red lipstick!

CD Vintage also wanted to see the vintage coat I scored at a clothing swap in March.  Here it is!  Last night was kind of chilly so I wore it to the party and got many complements, even though it is really wrinkly.  
It was a fun evening, and our costumes were actually quite original since everyone else's was on the rather dark and macabre side - even the Zombie bride and groom!  To give you an idea I am posting a picture of their wedding cake.  They made the cake topper themselves with Terminator bobble-heads.  You can see the bride one is wearing a tiny black veil.


Carpe Diem said...

Hey you look great! That is a wonderful outfit. The pic with the coat reminds me of "I Love Lucy"

What kind of glasses does Hus have on? They make him look kind of funny ;)

I'm beginning (in my mind) to plan a Martini/Mad Men party for the summer. I'm excited, but my Husband isn't into dressing up... what do you suggest? Also can you come? Will you be here sometime over the summer?

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

So far, we have no plans to be there anytime this summer, but plans might change. If we come, we'll be there!
Mad Men Season 4 starts July 25th, so you might want to coincide with that. We just finished Season 3 and can't wait to see what happens next season.