heart & soul mates
June 24, 2010 11:10 AM Subscribe
creative "heart and soul" costumes for a group of eight writers?
posted by changeling to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm attending a writers' conference with seven female writer pals. midweekend, there's a great big poolside gala at which attendees are encouraged (but not required) to wear "heart & soul" themed costumes. they can also wear red costumes. red heart & soul costumes would be best. red heart & soul costumes that tie into books for kids or teens would be epic, but not necessary.
the obvious choices are out. we don't want to be angels, devils, ghosts, demons or reapers (all too trendy in kids' books, plus others will dress as these for sure) unless we can think of a really creative twist. we also don't want to be souls. or human hearts. or the 80s band Heart -- not enough members.
the eight of us are different ages & sizes with varying levels of comfort & flamboyance (put me in the flamboyant camp). so different twists on a similar theme would be better than us each wearing the exact same costume. we can also split up the group if we must, but it'd be better if the two groups were related in some way. (like angels & demons, except not that.) everyone attending the gala will be an adult, but since we all write for kids & teens we'd rather not be gross or offensive or overly provocative. a little bit is probably okay.
to recap, we're open to fabulous red costumes, heart-themed costumes, soul-themed costumes, heart&soul-themed costumes, red/heart/soul book-themed costumes, and any sort of creative interpretations of the words. we have a month to plan, but we're scattered all over the country. some but not all of us can sew.
any ideas? you guys are so great at costumes. THANKS!