“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” -Mark Twain
I apparently love any chance to dress up and express myself with costumes and dramatic clothing…much to my mother’s dismay. I grew up in the era when you only got to wear fairy wings on Halloween or maybe to a themed birthday party.
But somehow I always managed to find those parties and I took full advantage of every opportunity to rise to the challenge of the art of costume and character.
One of my favorites to portray was inspired by the challenge of ‘Come as your favorite dead author.’ I would have loved to have spent time with Samuel Clemens, and love his works as author, Mark Twain. Oddly, his death occurred in the week in history in which the first Miss Livingstone book was set. An interesting coincidence.
Also an interesting and happy coincidence. One of the early followers of this blog, author Charles French posted about Samuel Clemens and other Dinner-worthy authors when we met. I told him about my costume and promised to post a photo here eventually…and so I did.
I played the ghost of Twain at a second party – complete with accent and witticisms. To my delight, the hostess – a pretty good friend of mine had no idea who I was until quite late in the evening. She even thought I was male…which at 5’4” with a curvaceous figure, was quite a compliment to my acting! 🙂 Haha!