Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Carnevale 2013: a magical evening at the Idaho Botanical Garden

I almost can't believe it's come & gone again; year #3 was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who came out to the Garden & took part in the fun :)
The pic above is one of the few I had a chance to get; it was the very end; the fire dancers under the moon as the stars were just beginning to twinkle.  The crane was for the aerial silk dancer & also used as a stage earlier in the evening; thanks so much to ICS for taking part again this year!
And here I am; complete with a giant set of wings & lots of feathers; I think with the heels & all, I was over 7 feet tall; should have joined the stilt walkers, lol :)  Corset & hat are from SubSpace: the rest, I created/cut/pinned/glued/stapled the night before...
This year, the line-up included the Red Light Variety Show, Professor Algernon, Belly Dancers (with a huge snake), Fashion Show by Bourgios Chic, & fire finale by Pele Rising.  
There was also a costume contest on the Red Carpet where guests got to show off their costume creations for a chance to take home one of the 3 grande-prize trophies that I designed & fabricated :)
our Best Top-Hat winner; she had an amazing costume & very creative angel/devil theme :)  Notice the trophy wings are miniatures of the ones I was wearing ; )
It was such a fun event; the costumes this year were over the top, & the performances were amazing; the Garden is such a magical place for events like this!
Even the kiddos got into dressing up this year!  Titus was a very close second to Best Top-Hat award :)
And doesn't Danielle look stunning?--she is a fellow artist who does amazingly dark & dramatic paintings & illustrations.
Another shot of my wings, hehehehe!
We don't have final numbers yet; but looks like over 600 this year :)  
 It was a huge success & lots of fun; thanks again to everyone who came to take part in the fun!
We are already making plans for next year; any suggestions; please feel free to email me at refinerii@yahoo.com
All proceeds from the event benefit the Idaho Botanical Garden; thanks again to everyone who came out :)
 
Special Thanks to:
Don't forget to like the FB Carnevale page for all the updates, latest pics, & more....  Hope to see you next year!

-Amber-