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The Great Gatsby--Finally A Costume For Me

Updated: Sep 10, 2020


Costume Take-Out started 2 years ago upon the encouragement of family and friends. After seeing the costumes I created for my children and their historic learning days at school, my peeps said "GO!"

Sewing a little more than 300 individual costume pieces and dressing up to 200 students in Pioneer, Gold Rush, California Mission, American Revolution, Ancient Worlds, Medieval, Renaissance, Wax Museum and even animal costumes!, I was beginning to wonder when would I get to dress up in a costume? After all, my passion for costuming started for me as a child when in my imagination I lived in Little House on the Prairie with Melissa Gilbert, or lived in Edwardian times in the Secret Garden,


Then it finally happened! My husband, Bill, and I received an invite to attend a "Great Gatsby" themed wine release party at Spring Mountain Vineyard in Saint Helena, north of Napa, compliments of our close friends, the Maxwells. I was an easy sell, but wondering how the husband felt since we had just come off a weekend in Vegas to see an Enrique Iglesias concert--a big ask for my husband who's speed was more the Golovkin/Canelo fight.