Well, it’s 23 days to the AIDS Ride, and I’m getting really excited. All the hard, tedious training is behind me (well, almost”¦) and it’s just about time for the fun part”¦COSTUMES!
This year I plan to go all-out on the costumes and wear a different outfit every day”¦I have all the tutus I need now, so I’m turning my attention to tops. Silk tops. I plan to do this in style, in 100% silk dupioni. All those prom outfits I never got to wear. 🙂
I’m using silk for a not entirely arbitrary reason: I need a natural fiber, one that breathes. Cotton would do as well, of course, probably better, but there my vanity gets in the way: I like the sheen of silk. Cotton isn’t FABULOUS. Silk is.
Anyway, I plan to do various different costumes””poofy sleeves, simple cap sleeves, plunging cleavage, demure cuts””well, maybe not that demure””and bunches of colors. I’m debating whether to reuse tutus of years past””I might use one or two favorites””and whether to tie-dye myself a tutu. So many options.
Whatever I do, you can be certain of two things: it’s going to be LOUD, and it’s going to be FABULOUS.