The RT Booklovers Convention is only a few short weeks away! Which means if you’re planning on attending the full week of books, babes (yes, we mean you) and shenanigans, you’ve got some packing to do! With a full schedule of panels, workshops, events — and, of course, parties, one outfit a day may not cut it. So bust out those extra large suitcases, because the RT staff is bringing you their dream outfits for the themed nighttime parties. We’re wrapping this series up with outfits by our Editorial Assistant Danielle Valente.
Yeehaw! This Brooklyn girl is headed to her first rodeo in the Lone Star state and wants to mark the occasion with just the right outfit. While channeling my inner contemporary romance cowgirl, I decided a plaid shirt and distressed shorts are a must for the Wednesday night festivities. The floral accent on the cowgirl boots adds a sweet feminine touch while dark lipstick nicely complements my hat and bandana. Romance heroes rock black cowboy hats on many a series cover, so it’s probably best to follow suit. See you at the mechanical bull!
What better way to start the steampunk party than with this pale pink corset and brown skirt? The shoes and jewelry add a nice touch to that gadget-look we’re all going for. Oh, and of course, anytime a cute headband can be involved, I’m in.
It’s fun getting formal, and there’s no better event for an extravagant outfit than RT’s Awards Ceremony and Reception. Keeping in mind that Meg Cabot is our guest speaker (I’m sure you can hear me squealing from here), it seems only right to pick an outfit fit for a princess. This gold Modcloth dress, accented by simple jewelry and a sparkly sandal, is royally adorable and would no doubt make Mia Thermopolis proud.
Heather Graham — expert on all-things paranormal — also happens to be quite the party planner, so you know you’ll need the proper goth outfit to mix and mingle with the best of Texas’ ghouls, vamps and werewolves. My plaid skirt and corset goes well with a splash black nail polish and spiked jewelry. If we’re going to be solving the mystery behind deceased vampire rancher Nate Bloodworthy while feasting on barbeque, we’re going to need to look good. It’s on, supernatural partygoers!
You can find all of Danielle’s outfit details here. What are you wearing to all of the great parties at the RT Convention this year? Don’t forget to check out the agenda and plan your RT schedule! And you can find more outfit inspiration from our editors here.