The 2013 Vampire’s Masquerade Ball in Portland!

Posted on Apr 1, 2013

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!

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J. Anne Fullerton and Gerald GothiCello Nicks

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Gothfox Designs

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The lovely Chris from Wells and Verne

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The gorgeous Etain and her friend

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The very beautiful Leslie

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Blanca Plata Ortega and partner in her glorious handmade masks! Find her at her web site!

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The Vendor Area

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The Grand Ballroom