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Spending the long weekend working backstage at the Dickens Christmas Fair. And by 'working', I mean 'taking pictures of new costumes and doorwarding the Costume Shop'.

The Dickens Christmas Fair is going on until the weekend before Christmas. The Cow Palace Annex has become Victorian London, with Mr Scrooge and young Mr. Nickleby and the dance party at Fezziwig's Shop and the lowlifes around Fagin's den. Think of the ultimate literary cosplay. There are over 900 cast, vendors, and crew, in costume. The Costume Shop has to approve all clothing for the proper era, fabric, construction and look. And we record every one of them. So I've been sitting in the breeze, every weekend since Halloween, taking pictures and taking names. It's been a lot of work to a good purpose. I'll be happy to get warm again someday, though.

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oceansedge
Nov. 29th, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
one day I should like to see this "Dickens Christmas Fair"
sleepyjohn00
Nov. 30th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
http://www.dickensfair.com/

You would have a glorious time. Lord Verisopht scandalizing Emily Fezziwig in the parlour of Tavistock House, with Mr. Dickens' butler looking on with vast disapproval. Punch and Judy. Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince Consort at the Adventurers' Club, chatting with Mr. Poe and Countess Lovelace. Meat pies and ornaments and absinthe. Father Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Present. Fezziwig's dance party. Panto at the V&A.
oceansedge
Dec. 1st, 2015 01:51 am (UTC)
I so totally would.... one year ... one of these years
sleepyjohn00
Nov. 30th, 2015 03:18 am (UTC)
I'm just worn out with sitting in the coldest part of the building (any building), waiting for people to come in for their picture, and finding out they came by two hours after the posted close.
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