This is our wedding! That's me in the eggshell faille
redingote and black stirrup pants with boots, purple brocade
vest, and white shirt and jabot. Jake (my husband) is in the
tails and matching purple brocade vest. The lovely lady in the
shimmery gold ballgown is my "sister", my witness,
and my costume consultant, Mithuiel Lueders Barnes. (5/20/95)
This is Leah Roman, who wrote a couple of the stories
that appear on my story page. She's my best bud and fellow brownie-wrangler!
She's dressed in something one of the brownies picked out, and
Mardi Gras beads. This was taken at Duckon in June of 1999.
This is an oldie but a goodie! Yep, that's me, pretending
I can see without my glasses, singing "Indian Love Call"
("When I'm calling YOO-oo-oo-oo!") in a hoop skirt
and picture hat. The Mountie to the right is Mark Elliott, baritone
and ivory-tickler extraordinaire. This was taken in 1977, at
the Alton (Illinois) Senior High School Summer Chorus production,
"Encore!" (Copyright Manis Photography (C) 1977)
And then I discovered science fiction fandom! Yep,
this is me in theatrical makeup and fake fur ears (NO, that is
*not* my hair!) as "Kzinti Ambassador Minaur" at my
very first convention, Capricon, in 1986. That medal around my
neck was from my high school graduation as valedictorian way
back in 1977.
Here, shown in my room at the Margarita Inn, Evanston,
Illinois, on Halloween of 1987, I am dressed as Alex from Stanley
Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange". Note the eyeball garters
on my sleeves!
This is Sister Mary Paul, the rock-and-roll bondage
nun! (Note the handcuffs and the TARDIS key necklace!) The blue
thing is in fact an old bathrobe! This was taken by Villain at
Capricon in 1988.
This was taken at Mark Simon's "loud" birthday
party in April of 1989. I like to call this one, "Beat Me,
Whip Me, Make Me Wear Plaid".
Back at the Margarita, on Halloween of 1989, here
I am as Claude Rains in "The Invisible Man". The idea
for this costume came from my dad, who did the same thing to
a party many, many years before. (For the record, the Ace bandage
only stayed on for about twenty minutes after I got to the party!)