The fairy Queen: A costume idea.
I have always wanted to be in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As any character! Last weekend I collected a bunch of flora from my courtyard and made myself a headdress fit for a fairy queen. A little sparkle, lace, and (faux) deer fur and I found myself being bewitched by a drop from Puck’s flower in my sleep. All I would need to add for Halloween are some wings. I have some pretty green ones! It would be funny to have Beau wear a donkey head, (as Titania fell in love with an ass), but not only would he probably not go for that, it would be one of those things you’d have to explain all night. No…someday I’ll try out for the actual play!
I love Shakespeare’s fairy names: Moth, Peaseblossom, Mustardseed, and Cobweb! These paintings are by Arthur Rackham. He makes the fairy world come alive! Below, Oberon and Titania meet. Such beautiful detail!The boys love it when I dress up. “Mama! You look so beautiful!” They are very kind, and have nothing to compare me to! Finn wanted to be in one of the pictures. My little changeling child!
Hope you’re having a lovely sunny weekend!