Roaring 20s

Halloween is a great time to be a kid again. But for adults, how often does the chance occur to dress up and be a kid again?

Our local chamber of commerce is hosting their annual gala. The theme this year is the Roaring 20s. Attendees have the option to dress the part and come dressed for the 1920s.
Not usually my style, a conservative “blend in with a traditional suit and tie” kind of guy. But surprisingly my wife wanted to participate, along with her sister and her husband.

The chamber arranged for guests to obtain 20s style clothing from the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT. Warner produces large shows and as I learned creates most of the wardrobe themselves.

We went as a group along with our kids on a field trip to Warner Theater. What a ball. We had so much fun trying on all the clothes and costumes they had from all their previous productions in their large back stage warehouse. Everything you could think about, from the complimenting shoes for any look from any era, to the accessories, including the log cigarette holders with fake smoking cigarettes.

If you recall the movie Sleeping With The Enemy, Julia Roberts back stage trying on the different costumes, while Brown Eyed Girl played and bubbles filled the air. It was just as much fun – we laughed all night.

In life we tend to get stressed out, pressured by our schedules and finances and things, never taking time out for ourselves to just simply have fun and create a memorable time. This one will go down as one of those times – and we haven’t even hit the gala yet where we debut our new digs.

If you ever have a chance to dress for a theme, I highly recommend you contact Aurora at the Warner Theater – she is lots of fun and tops in her field of wardrobe. Here is a link to her:

http://www.warnertheatre.org/costumerentals.htm#costumespace

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