Tantalizing Twenties: Thoroughly Modern Millie Flapper Costume

Thoroughly Mpdern Millie flapper costume teen fashion blog

Thoroughly Mpdern Millie flapper costume teen fashion blog

Thoroughly Mpdern Millie flapper costume teen fashion blog

As I have mentioned before in previous posts and in my about section, I’m in chorus. We do a lot of different concerts throughout the year and they are always super fun to do. The concert I enjoyed the most was our end of the year concert which we turned into an award show to honor seniors before they left. The award show we were trying to recreate in the auditorium was the Tony awards, but we named it the Rhoades awards after my chorus teacher. The Tony awards is an award show were they give awards based on Broadway performances. Each chorus class was given a different musical and it equaled a grand show over all. All of the chorus classes got assigned the song Anything Goes from the Broadway show Anything Goes as the opening and the ending. I’m in the beginners group and we were assigned to perform songs from the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. For three months we practiced the song and the dance so we would look amazing on stage. The practices were so much fun and I enjoyed getting to dance and sing because I love doing both. The women’s chorus class were assigned Mama Mia, men’s chorus was assigned Newsies, mixed was assigned The Lion King, show choir was assigned American Idiot, and the capella group was assigned songs from West Side Story.

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I thought show choir had the best performance because of how a lot of the members had great facial expressions, amazing voices, and lots of enthusiasm when they were singing. Plus I like a few Green Day songs that they sang so it was really entertaining to watch. All of the chorus groups did amazing and I enjoyed standing back stage and attending practices so I could sing along. Something you may not know about me is that I’m a huge musical girl. I enjoy being able to watch a movie and then all of a sudden hear a song with good lyrics and music to go with it. In my previous posts I mentioned how my favorite musical was Les Miserables, I was really upset when I found out that the year before I became a freshmen they did Les Mis and that I missed my opportunity in being able to perform in such an amazing musical. I dream of being able to sing One Day More along with other amazing voices, the layering of the voices would sound amazing.

To perform Thoroughly Modern Millie we were told to dress up as flappers because Thoroughly Modern Millie takes place in 1922. My mom and I spent a couple nights looking for flapper dresses that were either purple, silver, black, white, or blue. I found this black flapper dress on Amazon and it looked amazing! I may have had a flapper dress on but I still didn’t look like I came from the 1920’s. To get a more vintage look I added long pearls, long black gloves, and a very sparkly head band with lots of sparkle. The headpiece we did ourselves! The outfit looked great and it was comfortable to perform in. One of the things I was stressing about was having a wardrobe malfunction but everything turned out great. I did my best and I didn’t break any legs.

 

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Me, Myself and I: Les Miserables

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I have been wanting to connect with you a guys a bit more, so I’m going to start doing posts about myself once a month. I will be talking about things I have done or that I am doing. I will be talking about things that I like and things that I can’t stand. If you guys read my About page you can learn a lot of the basics about me and even a bit about my past. With these posts I am going to start doing once a month, you get to know me a bit better than what the About has to say.

My favorite movie is Les Miserables, the version that came out in 2012. I still remember those days at school where my friends would just rant about how amazing the movie was after they watched it at the movie theatre. I fell in love with the movie after I watched it. I’m a musical girl, there has not been a musical that I have not enjoyed yet. Les Mis is a musical, the music was amazing and the actors were perfection. That movie contained the best set of actors I have ever seen, they all knew how to act so well and they showed such powerful emotions. But don’t believe me, look it up, the movie received 8 Academy Awards nominations and won 3 Oscars. Evidently many other people agree with me. 🙂 My favorite song of the whole musical would have to be “One Day More”, they all harmonized so well together and the voices were so strong together.

The movie is about a thief, (Jean Valjean) who is trying to change his life around from his shameful past. He was arrested for 20 years for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s child who was starving. He was later released but seen as a convict by all, this makes it hard for him to find a job. In the beginning he lets go of the life of Jean Valjean, and transforms himself into Mr. Le Mayor. The movie takes place during the time of the French Revolution and we see the battles taken place. This movie had amazing music, wonderful actors, romance, action, and lots of emotion. I’m not one to cry easily at movies, but this one definitely had me crying… more like sobbing. It is really hard to write what the movie is about because I don’t want to give away any spoilers. I recommend that everyone watches this movie!

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My favorite character is Marius Pomercy. His voice is amazing, he is an amazing actor, handsome, and something about him just made me fall in love with his character instantly. When he sings “Empty chairs at empty tables” and ” A heart full of love” along with Cossette, I melt inside every time. There is just something about a guy that can sing that catches me all the time. Another one of my favorite characters is Cossette. Her voice is so high and majestic, she sounds like an angel when she sings. One of my friend’s favorite character is Eponine, when we last watched the movie together she sang all of Eponine’s parts and I sang Cossette’s. We are always arguing about which character is better and it later turns into a long rant. When I watch the movie with my family I sing Marius’s part, and you should see me when I catch someone singing my part. I get upset and give them a death glare till they stop, or I tend to start singing louder than them so they know to stop.

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I am hooked on all of the songs from the movie, there is not a song that I don’t like listening to. I even have a Les Miserables station on Pandora, this allows me to sing to all of the songs till my little heart gives out. What I like to do when my parents are not home is turn up the Les Mis songs all the way up and sing as loud as I can. It would be a little embarrassing to have people around listening so I stick to doing it in private.