Metro Opera House, Elise and Therese, 2012
Last night, my new all-women’s choir, COV, performed at the Metro Opera House in Oakland. All of us wore a costume related to Alice in Wonderland. The sopranos were the “spades” and my choir director, Joyce McBride, let some of us come dressed as a special character. My costume made out of satin for Halloween was perfect for the Red Queen. I researched it and found that she wears blue eye shadow and a red heart on her lips. So, when I was putting on makeup, I looked for some red lipstick, but I didn’t have any so I used Crimson nail polish instead. Since I didn’t have red hair, I whipped up the hat, using one of my furry winter hats and leftover fabric scraps from making my dress. My husband, dressed as a pirate in the costume I made for him, took these pictures of my new friends and me. The lights gave them a strange glow!