Despite feeling icky, I have still been doing stuff on the weekends, so an update is overdue!
Going all the way back to March, I had a low-key weekend after All-Con. Sweetie and I watched The Wind Rises on that Friday. This is Hayao Miyazaki's final film. Although Studio Ghibli will continue, this is truly the end of an era. Miyazaki's films are so special and magical. The Wind Rises was a very moving and powerful film. It's a fictionalized biography of the man who designed the aircraft that were used in kamikaze missions during World War II. Here is what I wore:
Lace top: Thrifted
Black camisole: Target
Boots: Dr. Marten
Hair Floofy: Gifted
Earrings: One Star Designs
The following Saturday, I had a small group of friends over for a Frozen viewing party. I tried to keep it casual, but could not resist themed cocktails. Warm Hugs and Snowman in Summer. :)
The following weekend, Sweetie took Friday off to spend with me. We spent the afternoon at Dallas Zoo. I haven't been to this zoo since I was a child, and it's come a long way since then. People like to dismiss Dallas Zoo because it is small, but there have been additions made in recent years. The Giants of the Savannah and Wilds of Africa areas are especially nice. I fed giraffes and lorikeets. Feeding cute animals always makes for a good day.
After the zoo, we fancied up for VNV Nation. VNV Nation is one of my favorite bands. The music gets me right in the feels. It was such a great show, and we went to Panoptikon afteward for a fun after-party. I was able to meet the singer, Ronan. Such a great night!
Photo from the Panoptikon Facebook Page
Corset: Skeptical Skull Leatherworks
Lace camisole: Thrifted
Feather cape: Forever 21
Feather collar: Deaddoll's Needful Things on Etsy
Necklace: Artwith Latex
Armwarmers: Can't remember
Fascinator: Batcakes Couture on Etsy
Boots (although you cannot see them): Fluevog Wearever Xie-Xie
This past Friday I was finishing up preparations for my Fancy Dress Picnic. Sweetie took me to Build-a-Bear for the latest My Little Pony: Rarity. I wore my Spike hoodie for the occasion even though it was a tad warm for it. One of our friends came along since she was spending the night to help set up the picnic, and we had dinner afterward. I was too tired for anything else, so we came home and I introduced her to the ways of My Little Pony. I also showed her my special episode: Lesson Zero. It may sound silly, but this episode means so much to me. If you know me at all, you will understand. Here is an episode clip:
It had just started to sprinkle - lots of people were there that day for the Big Texas Beer Fest.
I'm already looking forward to next year's picnic.