Sunday, January 6, 2013

Foxy the Fire Dancer and Cabana Bob - Murder Mystery

My hubby and I attended a murder mystery party a couple of months ago, Murder in Margaritaland. You might remember, we also went to one in March as a french maid and butler. My husband's high school friends seem to be on a murder mystery kick! :) It's fun though!

For this murder mystery party, hubby had the role of "Cabana Bob." Easy costume for him - a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and a lei. I received the role of "Foxy the Fire Dancer." Really?! Well, here's what we came up with:
Foxy the Fire Dancer and Cabana Bob - murder mystery party
So finding a costume was an adventure. We went everyone looking for a grass skirt. You would think we'd be able to find some leftover Halloween costumes considering it was just a week after Halloween, but nope, too bad I didn't start looking sooner.
I then decided I would make a hula skirt out of crepe paper. I taped the paper on the belt looked ridiculous. See picture looked too bad on to even take a picture of it wearing it!
Hula Skirt Crepe Paper
By this time we had about an hour before the party, so after some google and pinterest searches, it was time to get creative. I went with the basic fire dancer outfit - baggy pants, tight shirt, and face paint. Okay, I actually used lipstick, but it did the job. I was laughing at myself so hard while I was painting my face - wish you could have been there. What an adventure :)

I added a braid in my hair and a red lei (oh, and a red DIY hair tie on my wrist). So - even though I didn't have the skirt or the headdress, I feel like I made it work. I also found some sweet glow sticks at the Dollar Tree to act as my torches. They were fun! I can't believe how much light they actually give off.

The party was fun. I don't want to give anything away in case you end up going to this one as well, but we had lot of yummy food and had a good time hanging out with friends. Everyone was very creative in their outfits and we all stayed in character most of the time. Also, thankfully I didn't die like last time!


  1. That sounds like so much fun! The hula skirt you made looks ok in the picture, but crepe paper gets all twisted and crazy sometimes so I can see how it might not look as good on. I want to do a murder mystery dinner party now!

  2. I've always wanted to go to a murder mystery dinner. Looks like a blast!


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