It was 1991, and I was in the full-on throes of Drama Camp at my childhood theater, the one and only Beachwood Community Theater. We were putting on a 90s-inspired version of Alice in Wonderland, and I got to play the part of the Knave -- the conniving, double-crossing, backstabbing character who steals the Queen of Hearts' sugar tarts and tries to blame it on poor, sweet Alice. (Yes, I was the villain!)
You would never have known just how two-faced I really was, though, if all you did was look at my beautiful costume. THIS COSTUME WAS EVERYTHING. The A-line dress with hand-stitched and bedazzled felt hearts. The white top hat with hearts surrounding the brim. The red socks. THE SILVER PENNY LOAFERS. (Those were actually mine.) I mean, come on -- is this costume the most amazing thing ever or what?
|Cue the spotlight -- singing the opening song as the Knave in Alice in Wonderland.|
Have you ever worn something that influenced how you acted or felt? Let me know in the comments!