Re: The Lioness in Winter

Lioness in Winter I

My 83-year-old mother, Lori, costumed as Eleanor of Aquitaine (Oct. 2014).

When I broached the subject of dressing up again for this year’s Take Back Halloween contest, I was pleasantly surprised to find my mother very open to the idea. This is our second year participating in the contest and it has become our shared art project.

Lionesss in Winter II

Lori as Eleanor of Aquitaine showing the full dress (Oct. 2014).

The only purchased part of this costume is the crown. Everything else came either from my closet or my fabric stash. It helps to be a bellydancer 🙂

Lioness in Winter III

Lori as Eleanor of Aquitaine minus the cloak (Oct. 2014).

If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to surf over to Take Back Halloween’s Facebook page and check out the current crop of entries for this year’s contest. [Update as of 11/18/14: Mom won most Inspired Performance in the Queens category. Like a boss.]

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