PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby RedHeaven » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:33 am

I always thought that the coolest fashion at BMan (or the reason it is so cool) had something to do with comfort in the desert mixing with fun looking. For example: Fake hair for longhairs, so their actual locks won't get torn by the dust. Knee high boots and socks, because playa foot sucks. Neon day glo colors, because they are easily seen in the daytime, and nobody wants to get run over by an art car. Glowies and lights: because they are needed for night time for the same reason. Goggles, for storms and contact lens wearers. White, because it reflects the sun and the dust is beige, not brown. Hot pants, because they don't get caught in bike chains. Big fluffy coats, because they cut the chill and are easily seen. The coolest of them all? Handmade Bman shwag, especially pendants! Good for showing off after bar tending all day! Good for a neet prize. :mrgreen:
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Litup » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:22 pm

I do believe that this is the area in which I will greatly benefit from working retail at a department store!
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:32 pm

RedHeaven wrote:I always thought that the coolest fashion at BMan (or the reason it is so cool) had something to do with comfort in the desert mixing with fun looking. For example: Fake hair for longhairs, so their actual locks won't get torn by the dust. Knee high boots and socks, because playa foot sucks. Neon day glo colors, because they are easily seen in the daytime, and nobody wants to get run over by an art car. Glowies and lights: because they are needed for night time for the same reason. Goggles, for storms and contact lens wearers. White, because it reflects the sun and the dust is beige, not brown. Hot pants, because they don't get caught in bike chains. Big fluffy coats, because they cut the chill and are easily seen. The coolest of them all? Handmade Bman shwag, especially pendants! Good for showing off after bar tending all day! Good for a neet prize. :mrgreen:


Agreed . . . that's my favorite thing about Burner fashion; all the classic pieces have a reason (arguably). I develop a new and greater appreciation every time. Last year it was: tall socks are extra helpful under certain cuts of tall boots, in particular. My boots are usually a bit loose, but last year I had some close-fitting ones, and boy was I glad to have some tall socks with me (though band-aids helped too).

And Burning gives you an appreciation for cowboy gear as well. Kerchief on the chest helps prevent sunburn. Hats for shade! Spurs for shirt-c@#$ers. :lol:

I even thought of a functional purpose for a tutu, especially on hot days: it adds a glimmer of modesty (and whimsy) to walking around in your underpants. Or less.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby bubbavic » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:22 am

hmmm. Is it still shirtcocking if you're wearing a tutu?
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:31 pm

It's still shirt cocking if you wear a cock ring.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby bubbavic » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:27 pm

But, I'm *always wearing a cock ring... uhm, too much?
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:06 am

Are you wearing pants? Or just the cock ring? or a shirt and a cock ring? Or a sari and a cock ring? or rings on your fingers and a cock ring? or a corset and a cock ring?

I've never seen anyone corset-cocking. I live unfulfilled. Maybe.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby lemur » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:22 am

i dont own a corset..
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Bob » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:50 am

You just steal them?
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:52 am

Of corset not!
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Kalikopia » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:01 pm

Heyyy first post, I was planning on rocking my costume with some exotic jewelry that contains metal dangley bits, will this fair well in the desert environment or should I try and go for something more fiber based?
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:08 pm

Have you worn this stuff before? If you have and they didn't drop bits, then go for it. Those "coins" on bellydance costumes are notorious for dropping off. It's probably bad wire technique, but whatever. the important thing is not to drop stuff on the playa. And to wear stuff you love.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:39 pm

Rhinestones and other set stones can fall out, especially if just glued on. My tiara will never be the same and I had no idea it was even at risk.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby rubymermaid » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:45 pm

How do wigs hold up? I've heard both sides. I asked a couple people this year wearing wigs this past year how they liked them and they said it was great and kept their head warm at night. But come a dust storm is the wig forever damaged? The weather was shockingly amazing this year. I would probably think it would be just as everything else there, minus washable clothes, irreversibly changed by the dust.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:13 pm

Wigs (usually) do fine if you don't try to elaborately style or agitate them once dirty (which just thrashes them further). Wash them gently and well when you get home and toss in some vinegar. Avoid bringing your expensive unwashable Marie Antoinette number, or something irreplaceable or very expensive. I suppose that hardly needs saying. :)

Wigs can actually keep a lot of dust out of your hair . . . or just cover up a nightmarish situation. :lol:

They're sometimes too warm in the day, but yeah--great at night.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:48 pm

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:31 pm

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Fufa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:31 pm

As I stare at that, all I'm thinking is it being sweaty and making squeaky noises as you stroll down esplanade.

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:34 pm

In my experience, it's not squeaky, but it is extremely warm. :lol:
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Eric » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:36 pm

I have friends who are into the latex clothing thing. Do not be in the room with them when they take it off. Nobody is sexy after that...

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:39 pm

Yeah, you can attract a lot of attention, but you will be a nasty, sweaty mess. This is not for those who can't shower easily. :lol:

(I don't remember any actual marks on the skin, but maybe this varies.)
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Fufa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:40 pm

I have a tough time putting on and taking off latex and nitrile gloves in the lab; I imagine that clothes like that would be impossible for me.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:47 pm

It's not easy. :lol: You have to powder it all over and then work carefully (and then shine it up afterwards with a good rubber-shinnin' product).

Something well-designed may have thoughtfully places zippers, like . . . up the back, and a tab and button at the top of the zipper. Or something to that effect.

If it doesn't have thought put into how the wearer can get in, beyond just stretching it--it's usually cheap, and not for me.

And if you don't store it carefully (or even if you do) it may start to break down after a certain number of wears. Heh.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby poplopo » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:17 pm

One night we went wandering on the playa, my boy was wearing bell bottoms, a skirt, a lab coat, and a giant fuzzy hat. Somehow he got all these things to work together and he was the sexiest guy I saw that night. :)
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:47 pm

Savannah wrote:Yeah, you can attract a lot of attention, but you will be a nasty, sweaty mess. This is not for those who can't shower easily. :lol:

(I don't remember any actual marks on the skin, but maybe this varies.)


Suppose I could put up with a little sweat. Depends on the source... :P
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Fufa » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:36 pm

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:20 am

form follows function.


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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Ratty » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:44 pm

H.G.Crosby wrote:

I am going to make every one of these outfits. Especially the 'column' and the brick wall. Oh and the grasss family and the fur formal jacket....Oh hell...All of them.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:15 am

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:20 am

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