Last Sunday, I paid a visit to my good friend Pernickity Pony, who blogs over at All the Pretty Ponies. She’d invited me to her place for a My Little Pony decorating party. So I headed to the city with an arsenal of glitter, paint and faux hair extensions and a head full of ideas.
When I was putting together my outfit for the party, I had a very clear aesthetic in mind. I wanted to wear something that was somewhat cutesy, with a bit of a rough edge. A ‘naughty-but-nice’ outfit if you will. I wanted to use my ‘Afternoon Delight” tee shirt as the basis for my outfit, because I know that Pernickity Pony always gets a kick out of that shirt.
– Red sequinned hat from Dangerfield
– Red and white striped top from Cotton On
– Afternoon Delight tee shirt from Threadless
– Red pencil skirt (thrifted)
– Fishnet tights from Sportsgirl
– Ruby slippers from Payless Shoes
– Leather corset belt (gift from Ross)
– Red rose earring from Miss Evil Kitty
– Ear cuff from Sportsgirl
– Leopard print ring from Diva
-‘Lucky’ nameplate necklace
The party was a load of fun. We scoffed cupcakes and sipped sparkling wine. We spent several hours painting and decorating our blank ponies until they were real masterpieces. Well, some of them were…
You see, I’m good at a lot of things. It turns out that painting My Little Ponies isn’t one of them. Those little horses are really fiddly, and it can be super-hard to navigate the tiny details on them. I had a run of disasters with mine. First of all, I mixed the wrong shade of blue for her skin and she turned out a lot darker than I had hoped. Then her eyeliner went on very crooked. Then the blue streak I put in her hair was far too long. It was just one thing after another. In the end, I wound up with a supremely mediocre-looking pony.
Ah well, at least I no longer have to wonder if there’s a career for me in the My Little Pony design arena.
It didn’t help that my fellow pony-painters were a My Little Pony aficionado, a professional artist and a costume queen. Their efforts seriously put my sad little pony in the shade.
This Queen of Hearts-themed pony was painted by my friend Bree. Bree works at an awesome costume store and has a real flair for dressing up.
I particularly love her eyes:
This pony was painted by Nadia of Wayward Creations. Nadia is a professional artist with a penchant for other-worldly designs. Her pony had the most intricate designs and details:
I think my favourite pony of all was this one, which was decorated by Pernickity Pony herself:
I particularly love the meat-cleaver detail on her flank:
All in all, it was a really brilliant way to spend an afternoon. I had a great time, even if my pony looks a wee bit strange.
Have you ever painted a pony? Which one is your favourite?