Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Title: Eileen and Henry Allport [in fancy dress] 1901
Studio tableaux of Eileen and Henry dressed as a jester and courtier
Creator(s): Harcourt McGuffie & Co
Fancy Dress is a form of fantasy where you can masquerade as somebody or something else. While you're in fancy dress you can let go of your inhibitions (especially if you've got a mask on - no one knows who you are) and behave as you wouldn't normally.
You could you use your imagination to create your own fancy dress - you can take a flight of fancy - or fantasy!?! You can run around pretending to be something or someone else - stepping outside your normal persona and into a fantasy world.
Creating something that has no basis in reality.