There’s a quinceañera party for the village (it’s turning 15 years old) and I need to come up with a quinceañera outfit for a quinceañera happy hour party.
Ironically enough, I have a grape-colored quinceañera dress in my costume bins.
I wore it to a wedding at unSCruz that was inspired by the movie Labyrinth.
I paired it with delicate silver wings, hair jewels, and a delicate silver choker..
It seemed like the perfect dress at the time – big, floofy, and very very bejeweled.
Which brings me to the problem I’m running into:
Bejeweled dresses are at high risk for mooping.
So I can’t wear my current quinceañera dress on the playa.
I need something else.
Quinceañera dresses are notorious for taking up tons of space in storage, so I’m not thrilled that I’ll be packing a dress that takes up TONS OF SPACE in my travel bins.
And quite frankly, quinceañera dresses are not the most flattering type of dress for my body type.
Take a nice curvy body and throw a shit ton of fabric at it and you get a cupcake.
In that order, those are my quinceañera dress concerns: MOOP, space, and flattering cut.
I do happen to have a white dress (for White Wednesday) that I might be able to repurpose into some sort of quinceañera-like dress, though it won’t be as fluffy or fancy.
To make up for it, I’m thinking I’ll wear a crown or a tiara – both common practices at quinceañera parties – and call it a costume.
I’m not thrilled that it’s white.
White seems awfully bridal and when you add a tiara, the results are very. . . ahem, nuptial.
I’m worried about the crown losing it’s jewels on the playa.
This is what I struggle with – trying to make a non-MOOPY costume out of an inherently MOOPY activity.