Elliot wrote:MyDearFriend shipped me a canvas bag made from a coffee bean sack, to use as a moop bag. It's the traditional coarse jute tan fabric. Seemed to me, this material, complete with Brazilian printing, would make a good Playa garment -- specially with the Cargo Cult theme.
Elliot wrote:All right... I'll venture onto this thread (pun) with a question:
MyDearFriend shipped me a canvas bag made from a coffee bean sack, to use as a moop bag. It's the traditional coarse jute tan fabric. Seemed to me, this material, complete with Brazilian printing, would make a good Playa garment -- specially with the Cargo Cult theme. Then I realized the "hair shirt" qualities of the fabric against the skin. So now I'm wondering if anyone knows of a fabric with similar appearance but a skin-friendly surface? I can easily go to one of the fabric stores "in a big city" if it may exist there.
MyDearFriend wrote:Please do not set yourself on fire.
Drawingablank wrote:There is a similar genre of shirts / dress / towels / pillow cases using cotton or muslin sacks from flour which would be a lot more comfortable. Although you might be hard pressed to find those sacks now, at one time many flour manufacturers actually printed designs on their sacks to entice buyers (back when most households made their own clothes). I think it reached its peak during the great depression, but I've seen similar stuff in developing nations more recently.
maladroit wrote:Flame retardant spray, perhaps? http://www.amazon.com/No-Burn-Fabric-Fi ... B002TKLD14
Saguache wrote:My first burn was 2010 and I wasn't prepared with costumes or even anything that might actually hint at style. But I was impresses by what I saw and even made attempts to alter on the playa what I had so I could feel part of the crowd. One thing I did notice is that my sporty-utilitarian technical clothing (what I wear the other 52 weeks) didn't really fit in at all. Also, with the exception of a couple of cool LED suits at night and a few paired costumes I noticed that most males really didn't dress up as well as the women.
Youre rolling your eyes now I'm sure, but it's true. Women just seem to know what they're doing here. They've got both the garments and the skill to pull off something truely attractive and unique.
A lot of what BM is to me is finding situations where I know I'll be uncomfortable or out of my depth and diving in without testing the water. This year I want to dress up when I go out. I need some help to pull it off.
Suggestions, themes, ideas that go beyond the stale -- what have you got?
tamarakay wrote:An unnamed burner who lives with me (can't possibly be the stallion cause he told me to stop telling stories about him) took the wire cage thing from the top of a champagne bottle (the one he bought to celebrate our ticket acquisition) and expanded it full so it was really big (does that make the story ok honey?) stuck it on the tip if his mr. Jolly and said "here is Thursday's outfit!"
Ugly Dougly wrote:If you don't fit in at Burning Man, then you win.
If you look like everyone else then you don't belong.
Win by losing and lose by winning.
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