Attending Fantasia Fair requires planning if you are a fashionista.
The first time I attended the Fair, I brought eight pieces of luggage! That's over one piece of luggage for each day of the week long event.
On the other hand, I know a Fan Fair attendee who brought one dress for the whole week.
The second time I attended the Fair, my luggage was lighter because I was attending for a half week versus a full week. Cutting my stay in half would logically make my luggage lighter, but I also packed more intelligently to make my luggage still lighter and that is my plan (in progress) for my week long stay at the Fair in less than two weeks.
My first step is to obtain the Fan Fair schedule and see what is on tap.
In addition to being a fashionista, I am also a computer nerd, so I build an Excel spreadsheet to plan for the week after I get the schedule.
In the first column of the speadsheet, I list each day of the week twice - once for day wear and once for night wear.
In the second column, I list each night activity and in the third column, I categorize how dressy each night event will be. (Will a cocktail dress do or will full glam evening gown be necessary?)
In the fourth column, I list items from the Stana Collection to meet the requirements of each day and night event.
I add four additional columns: one each for shoes, hosiery, jewelry, and handbag to accessorize each outfit.
After I fill in all the blanks, I sort everything to arrive at an initial packing list. Hopefully, there will be some duplication (most likely in accessories).
To the initial list, I add scarves, unmentionables, outerwear, wig, makeup, lighted mirror (to apply makeup), baby wipes (to remove makeup), Nair, nails, shaving stuff, dental stuff, other toiletries and the electronics (camera, cell phone, computer, etc.)
Hopefully, I will not need eight bags to pack everything. Such is the lot of a Fantasia fair fashionista!