#TonnerCon: Time After Time Banquet – Tonner Doll Company

What a divine night for a costume renaissance ball:  Time and Time Again!  This is one of the most popular periods, and guests really embraced the theme, donning some of the best costumes of the weekend!  Check out some of these great looks:

Dragon Lady
Dragon Lady
Amazing costumes!
Amazing costumes!
Incredible Renaissance wear!
Incredible Renaissance wear!
SO many festive ensembles!
SO many festive ensembles!

 

Tonight’s centerpiece was the dazzling Milady, standing a proud 22” tall in an positively opulent  gown of burgundy velvet with elaborately draped sleeves, golden bodice decoration and shimmering belt.  Milady also features green inset eyes and a shining wig of raven tresses.  Only 100 of these beauties were made.

TonnerCon Exclusive:  Milady LE 100
TonnerCon Exclusive: Milady LE 100

The banquet souvenir is exciting in so many ways:  Meet Lady Arabella Bertran, the newest character incarnation in the Déjà vu Collection!  The bewitching Lady Arabella lived in Renaissance times, and was an adventurous and powerful woman of the times.  At her hamlet’s Fall Archery Festival, the Lady met a masked man with eyes of sapphire and full, dreamy lips, and once their eyes met, she realized there was a magical element between them.  A risk taker, Lady Arabella swiftly approached the masked man, and he saw her coming – this beautiful redhead with a playful smile at her lips.  She had just about reach him, to say, ‘take off your mask, scoundrel!’ when THWACK!  The good Lady was struck with a precariously aimed arrow, and never again took another breath.

Introducing Lady Arabella Bertran!  TonnerCon Exclusive and New Deja vu Character - LE 300
Introducing Lady Arabella Bertran! TonnerCon Exclusive and New Deja vu Character – LE 300

Dramatic, huh?  😀  Lady Arabella Bertran features, of course the new Déjà vu head and body sculpt, green painted eyes with luscious applied lashes, a thick and lovely mane of rooted strawberry tresses and an ethereal pale sage gown of soft velvet and trimmed in golden lace.  She is an LE of 300.  Our good Lady was the talk of the ball – collectors could not wait to get her out of her box and play with her!

With tonight’s incredible turnout of costumes, the costume contest was incredibly exciting, and the competition was STIFF!  Check out the panel below:

Costume contest winners
Costume contest winners

Robert also handed out the Collect-O Awards – a time when guests are recognized for their enthusiasm, odd collecting habits, and other unthinkable attributes.  😀  People’s Choice in the Competition Room was announced – congrats to Tamara Casey – and the annual Robert Bordeleau Memorial Photography Award was named – congrats to Lorraine Bonecki!

Tamara Casey
Tamara Casey
Lorraine Bonecki
Lorraine Bonecki

Another fun Saturday Night tradition is the calling of the Raffles!  There were so many great raffle prizes this year, and the guests were positively primed with excitement (and liquor!  – kidding.  No seriously.)   Check out some great pics:

Mary Lou with her Sad Sally
Mary Lou with her Sad Sally
Tiffany Lucas and her raffle win!
Katie Lucas and her raffle win!

 

And also:  we danced!  The DJ was fabby fabby fabulous, and we had an absolute BALL!  Things Tonner Collectors are awesome at:  Collecting and DANCING!  Check out these great pics of the Dance Party Spectacular:

Cutting a rug at the TonnerCon
Cutting a rug at the TonnerCon
YMCA - classic!
YMCA – classic!

Click HERE to see ALL the amazing pics from tonight’s spectacular event.

We danced the night away, plain and simple!  And now, off to bed to catch some ZZzzzzs before our Once Upon a Time closing program tomorrow morning.  Ah, all good things must come to an end…. But not YET!!!!

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