The picture below is for Coni at Spinster Stitcher. If you read her post from yesterday, you will understand why I had to share this picture with her.
Now the nun on the left shall remain nameless, however, the nun on the right is moi, aka Sister Mary Catherine. Just for the record, that is apple juice in our glasses. Several years ago a group of us did a "Sister Act" routine at our church's fall festival. I'll include a picture of the "Sister Act" part too (yes, that is a male nun to the right of me; our "order" was very liberal!)
Anyway, the first year we did it, my friend and I were approached by a younger couple. They started sharing with us that a family member was very sick with cancer and asked us to keep them in our prayers. It was at that moment that we realized that they thought they were talking to real nuns! (we weren't drinking apple juice at that very moment either!) We didn't have the heart to tell them we weren't real and figured we could pray for them just as hard as anyone else (nun or otherwise.) They they went to their car in the parking lot. The two of us started to giggle and were feeling bad about pretending to be real nuns! All of sudden, the couple headed back toward us and asked, "Are you sisters waiting for a ride; can we take you somewhere?" Oh gosh, we had all we could do to keep a straight face when we thanked them and told them we had our own car!
The next morning we shared our story with the "real" nuns at our church (and they don't dress like this!) We asked them to also pray for this couple and their friend. I don't think we'll ever forget that story!
Here's my message for Coni: Paper Warehouse or any other costume store; you can get one for about $20! We added the belt (white cording)!