Winds of Winter Masquerade 2019

Another year, another wonderful masquerade at the Hawthorne hosted by Creative Collective. This year’s theme was Game of Thrones, which proved a little more challenging for me than previous years did. How am I going to work Mr. Clever into this theme? Especially given that I am very unfamiliar with the world. I came up with the idea of Clever of Dragons, and had a few ideas on how to make it work. Unfortunately most of my ideas looked great on paper, but just didn’t seem to pan out the way I wanted.

 

My initial idea was to make a dragon shaped Cyber piece. It looks greats, but did not agree to being worn.

 

I had started to make a dragon shaped cyberplanner, and as amazing as it came out, it just did not fit well on my face, nor did it want to actually stay on. So I scrapped that, and just wore my alt cyberplanner piece. My good friend Mandi, who also happened to win Best Mask, made a caplet for me, which did not end up draping over me as well as I had hoped. So I scrapped that as well. All that I really ended up with was my cyber dragon – Fernando. Which came out very well.

 

Mr. Clever and Fernando.

 

Here is how I made him.  CyberDragon Tutorial. 

 

The Iron Throne was a fun and interesting photo opportunity. Witch Pix, the folks who ran the photo booth this year were really on point and went out of their way to help attendees pose to get the perfect photo. There were acrobats and themed foods. The best decoration though, in my opinion, was the giant dragon that they had in the ballroom. It was not only gorgeous, but was brought in from a private home in Marblehead. Someone just made as a decoration for themselves, it was so nice to see because it just felt like such a great sense of community to have it there.

 

 

Hard to see, but this thing was HUGE!
The Photo Booth people did a really great job.

 

Charles, Mandi, in her award winning handmade mask, myself, and Paul, all dressed for the ball!

 

Myself, Delia and Steve. Such a great looking couple.

 

I did have a hard time interacting with the performers because I just did not know who they were supposed to be so I did my best and told all of them that I thought they were beautiful and I hoped they won the Throne. That seemed to please them.

 

 

 

 

 

It was a very fun night out with friends and as always a great party. Already looking forward to next year.