I think the pink is my favorite! It’s actually a flaming fuschia with orange highlights, and I embellished it with these very cool silver holographic flower-bow-thingies that I bought from the local Hallmark shop. Paired with a hot pink tutu and fluorescent pink fishnets, it’s gorgeous.
I’ve started working on the orange top. I had originally envisioned a simpler design, but decided to go with a complex top with multidirectional drapes/pleats, so it’s taking longer than I expected. I also ran out of boning today (I bought seven yards to start with, and that isn’t enough!) so I’ll have to buy more at the local Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. Paired with bright turquoise fabric roses on the shoulders, and maybe a turquoise ribbon (to go with the AIDS Ride colors/logo), it should be striking. Nonetheless, probably not my favorite tutu.
I have gone shopping meanwhile, and picked up quite a few mundane-but-useful items like a travel alarm, a head-mounted flashlight (handy when trying to use a pitch-black portapotty), extra energy gels, first aid kit, and so forth. Nothing particularly earthshaking, just gotta be done. I’m going to drag my duffel bag out sometime in the next day or two and start loading stuff into it.
T minus 6 days! I can hardly wait.