We went last night!
My daughter ordered a dress specifically for my wife to wear to RHPS, it arrived yesterday. How could I not want to go? They had planned on yesterday being the day we go and it was a surprise for me. Well, blow me down! I had ordered a lace negligee online and it had arrived Thursday. So I had no reason to not go. And, knowing that my wife was interested AND willing to go out, go to a movie AND be seen in public with me IN A DRESS, how could I say no?
The thing I had bought was a black lace dress (?) with attached garters, spaghetti straps and an elastic collar. If I had real breasts, the top may have looked ok without a bra but since I wasn't factory equipped with an ample bosom I chose to wear a black lace underwire bra filled with my largest breast forms. The hem of the dress barely covered the bottom of my black panties and I chose to wear black seamed stockings. My wife said she'd be uncomfortable wearing that in public but if I was ok, she wasn't the one wearing it! I don't know that I like the way the lingerie looked on me but I will certainly wear it again because I enjoyed wearing it.
Digging through my closet, I found a forgotten sundresses and decided to wear it over my lingerie. We got my wife ready to go, we hopped in the car, I filled the gas tank and headed out for the hour and a half drive. We arrived at my daughters' house, ate and then I show off my outfit. We all had chosen to dress for the movie. Older daughter chose to dress as a "low budget Magenta" and younger daughter was "Eddie." Wife was also a "Magenta" in her new black dress and a handmade apron that my youngest had made YESTERDAY!
After I showed off my outfit, I said to the daughters "the only thing I'm missing is a corset." My youngest goes upstairs and brings to me a black corset. She said that she's never been able to wear it, we're about the same size. She holds it up to me and tells me to turn. Turn, turn turn I go. We start clipping the retainers together and then she starts lacing the back. OMG. I've always wanted to try a real corset. It was literally breathtaking. I mean when she was pulling the laces, I could feel the breath being squashed out of me. I was concerned that I'd have a hard time wearing it for a number of hours AND moving or sitting while wearing it but it wasn't an issue. I wore it home! The experience of wearing a corset was everything I'd hoped.
With my wife's disability, movement is difficult, walking is difficult and her asthma makes everything harder, still. She did ok! We were able to find a decent parking space and sat in the car until the line had dissipated so we were able to walk right in to the theater and the last row seats were vacant. Throughout the course of the film, I looked over to her and saw her smiling.
I wore my sundress from their house to the theater but had butterflies when we got there. There weren't many people really dressed up, yes lots of black but not so many who were over the top like me. I just wore the dress into the theater but once we were seated, I pulled the dress off and didn't put it back on until long after we got to the car. As we were walking out after the movie, I felt that I was an eyeful. I admit that I don't know how I feel about that level of attention but I loved my outfit. Outside the building, one of the cast was standing by the door as I drove up to get my wife, she was asking why we didn't participate in the costume contest and we said "last row" and all that... I was still in the driver's seat... my wife said "you should see my husband" so I get out, walk around the car and show off my outfit, this was also a perfect time to say hug my kids as I hadn't said a proper goodbye. The cast member was impressed by all of us. I guess next time we'll go up when it's costume time. The daughters walk to their car and being the protective parent that I am, I made sure they get safely to the car. It was then that I chose to put my dress back on for the drive home. I didn't want to take a chance driving home at a late hour, have some dumb reason to be stopped by a cop while wearing a scandalously small amount of clothing. Of course, nothing happened.
On the way home, we stopped at a fast food place to get something cold to drink for the long drive. We talked and she told me it was great to see me acting goofy and participating in the movie. She was glad I was having fun and said we need to do this more frequently. She had never seen it in a theater nor has she seen it in it's entirety. Her takeaway was that the movie was pretty odd. She didn't like the ending and said that some of the scenes were disturbing, especially Eddie under the dining table. I don't think my youngest daughter had seen it live but I had taken my oldest at least one time to see Rocky Horror with a live cast. In the end, I had a nice day out. My kids had a great time. My wife had a great time. Got home at 2:00 am. I was impressed that I didn't fall asleep during the film and had no sensation of wanting to sleep during the 70 mile drive.
Happy trails, friends.
And yes, there will be a next time. I cannot promise that my wife will go. That's okay.