Madame de le Grande Bouche (the wardrobe lady), was definitely the “biggest” costume I did for Beauty and the Beast! It’s amazing what can by done with old curtains, a refrigerator box, and a lot of imagination!
I’m honored to be featured on one of the top 100 book review blogs of 2019! Check out this glowing review of “Where Daffodils Bloom”!
When I set out to write “Where Daffodils Bloom” it was very important to me that I create a book that was not only entertaining and well-written, but also authentic and true.
And that’s partly because of one very BAD example…
Cogsworth’s costume turned out rather different from my original sketches. But I was still pretty happy with what I created using a refrigerator box and thrift store finds!
My first really negative review was kind of traumatizing. Harsh critiques can be rough for a first-time authors. But here’s a few tips that helped me get over it and gain some perspective.
More than one reader has commented about the “gaps” in the story-line of Where Daffodils Bloom. In this post I explain why they had to be there (and also talk about an idea I have to fill in some of the holes).
Combine unexpected bestseller status with a long drive home on a dark, rainy night, and what do you get? A new understanding of what success really means.
…And an awful lot of frogs.
My Babette theater costume turned out exactly as I pictured…but had a lot of problems backstage. Still, I was pretty happy with what I accomplished for only $25!
Lumiere’s costume was challenging, but turned out FANTASTIC! I was especially happy with the DIY glowing candles I made.
Second post in my Beauty and the Beast costume series! Find out how I made these 3 historical-inspired “Silly Girl” costumes, and spent less than $10 in thrift store materials!