Some friends of mine had tickets to the Captain America triple bill/
midnight showing and my reaction was “this is crazy”, but I couldn’t work out if it was good crazy or bad crazy. We decided to go for it. And if you’re gonna go all out, you go all out, so of course I would be dressing up. Of course!
So. When I see Captain America’s shield, I think fascinator.
The base is a plate, with some construction paper glue sticked on. The tricky part was that the red paper wasn’t big enough so I traced the plate across two pieces.
I recycled the hairband and fascinator net from my R2D2 fascinator, which have proven to be solid investments!
I tried free drawing the star, but it was terrible, so I traced it from my computer screen. I didn’t have the right shade of blue paper on hand, so I coloured white paper with marker.
What to wear to a Captain America premiere?
I scoured my closet for anything red, white, and blue, and went with my retro Vaute dress and red knee socks. Score. Then I remembered my vintage white jacket, which I’d tucked away during winter.
I debated about the shoes, because they are super not comfy albeit FIERCE, but they ended up being essential. I tucked my flats in my bag and changed for the walk home [and was very grateful I did].
Accessories: red lipstick, obviously, and my sparkly Alexandra King clutch, which I packed with the most American snack I could find. 3d glasses on normal glasses is not the most fun thing, but more fun than contact lenses at midnight for me.
And so we watched the entire Captain America trilogy in one sitting.
It was actually useful because I needed a refresher on the whole Bucky backstory and was still confused about all the random new Avengers we have amassed over the years. It’s all good though. Captain America: Civil War included some of those rare fight scenes I actually enjoyed for their wit and ridiculousness rather than explosions ad nauseam.
We enjoyed a refreshing unexpected shower at 2am on the walk home, which for me served as a Bucky Barnes makeover. AHHHHH
Sorry about that. I know it’s scary. Here’s another nice one:
P.S. I also played DIY dress up to see The Jungle Book! Here’s what I wore.