Indeed, it was. It's 3 floors of warehouse space filled to the brim with everything you could ever think of for costuming. Brian looked at their generic costumes but didn't find anything. That's when we started looking through the enormous stock of vintage clothing. You would not believe the selection and, I hate to say it, the smell. I'm actually a little itchy thinking about it. But wow! It was cool!
After trying on a few things (and me making an inappropriate-but totally true-comment) Brian settled on a pair of pants which he'll cut and orange suspenders. Oh, and a goofy green hat with a feather on it! He'll edge the pants and suspenders with German looking ribbon (?) and wear a white shirt with knee highs. We'll be a smashing couple, for sure.
Both of my costumes are finished. I had to buy a new needle for my sewing machine but other than that, it pretty much went without a hitch. My costume for Florida was a few sizes too big, so I had to take it in. It's not perfect (there was a lot of extra fabric and the skirt is now a little pleated) but it looks much better. I haven't been able to find hair extensions for braids (I recently cut my hair, so it might not be easy to braid it like planned) but other than that, I'm all set.
We leave on Sunday...