Balloon Twisters Convention: Quest for balloon dresses

Watching someone make a balloon animal, particularly if its the two balloon variety is like watching magic happen in a way. Last year I learned how to make a mouse, although I wasn’t very good at it. Yesterday, when a relative sent me one of those forwarded emails that add a bit of whimsy and amazement to a day, my balloon animal mouse seemed much less of an accomplishment. The email included several photos of balloon dresses with women in them.

Since I had no idea where these women were or who did the balloon art, I poked around for some answers. This was not at a kid’s party for sure. As it happens, at the Balloon Twisters Convention in Burlington, Massachusetts near Boston, February 20-24, people do wear balloon dresses. At least there is a picture of one woman wearing balloons on the Web site. At the convention with an aim to elevate balloon art, people who are experts at turning balloons into objects compete to see who is the best. They also give instructions and conduct classes on how to make balloon animals and other whimsical creations. Plus, there are balloon twisting supplies for sale. This is one place you might learn how to make a balloon dress.

To see loads of wondrous balloon art creations, go to the Balloon Twisters Convention Web site. You’ll find images like this one, and more.