The 2013 Vampire’s Masquerade Ball in Portland!
Driving into the glorious pink and orange sunset on Saturday, I had to remind myself that I was headed to a very dark Vampire Ball! This was my first and I had no idea what to expect. Firbolg Publishing contributed our catalog for the giveaway but other than that, I was not sure what was coming. As I drove around the block to park, the line of elegant folks outside immediately set a most Gothic mood. The costumes were stunning! Victorian top hats and lace-draped gowns filled the Portland street. The upstairs ballroom was decorated in red and black. Gothic music added to the ambiance (at a volume you could still chat over–loved that part!). Specialty drinks were a hit on the menu (who knew champagne and a shot of absinthe could be so enticing). Vendors were selling incredible wares downstairs. A few of the highlights: Wells and Verne, Second Law Fabrications, Chain Maille Creations, The Scented Hatter, and Gothfox Designs.
As I wandered the Melody Ballroom, I found a number of enchanting souls I needed to capture! If you see your photo here and want identified, do let me know!
The lovely Chris from Wells and Verne
The gorgeous Etain and her friend
The very beautiful Leslie
Blanca Plata Ortega and partner in her glorious handmade masks! Find her at her web site!
The Vendor Area
The Grand Ballroom