[Warning: If you don't like Sci-Fi, leave now. I mean it. This will probably make you lose all respect for me. If you like Sci Fi, I may become your new idol.]
Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. (*A brief background explanation can be found below.) Combining the themes of Science Fiction & Mardi Gras partying, they use the slogan "Saving the Galaxy One Drunken Nerd at a Time."
Along with hosting their own mini-parade to coincide with the larger parade of Bacchus, they also held a first annual "Set Phasers to Stunning" fashion show. That's where I come in.
For weeks I painstakingly worked on a Starbuck costume from Battlestar Galactica. (Yes. I did go see the BSG exhibit in Seattle when I was visiting. I couldn't help myself.) My mom taught me to sew when I was little, but having gone years without sewing and with no sewing machine I was left to do the slow work of hand stitching most of it. In the end, it was worth it. Costumes are a big thing in New Orleans (shocking, I know) and I definitely had one of the coolest costumes there if I do say so myself.
|The dog tags? It's a bottle-opener.|
|Haven't been to New Orleans?|
Maybe that needs to change.
Unfortunately, I had to miss the parade (Chewbacchus) & the ball (Chewbacchanal) because of the Little Rock Marathon (totally worth it!) but at least I got to strut my stuff. We even got a brief stint on Wired.com.
Not bad for my last year in New Orleans. For now. You never know what the future holds...
As for now, I'm at happy hour. I set this to post automatically. I figured being at happy hour when this posts would be appropriate. Happy Friday!