This costume started with a mask that I friend brought me from Venice, Italy. It was a blank Zanni mask (commedia del’ arte). I already have a decorated Zanni mask that I brought home myself and the problem with wearing the for Halloween is that you are a mute… you have no mouth. Now since I like to get my drink on on Halloween this does not work. So for this costume I decided to cut away the mouth… totally ruining the Zanni archetype. I always wanted to do a flapper costume for myself but I had a hard time deciding what to do with it but after I finished the mask, then my pallet was set and the rest just flew together.
The trimming on the dress is all from my day job. Oh, except that I found the cool feather brooch (at the waist) at a rummage sale and the lace inset I pillaged off a thrift store dress. The skirt is composed of squares of fabric that are suspended by one corner all layered up.