Same Attire Every Year?

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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:12 am

9ah wrote:...I'm pondering adding some boy scout attire to my packing pile.


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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby TomServo » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:43 am

Savannah wrote:
TomServo wrote: Kinda like the 6 foot teddy bear suit I made in 2001...wore it once, but learned soo much from it!


What did you learn? :)

That, even at night, being inside a 6 foot teddy bear...complete with stuffing...is HOTTER THAN HELL!

That a pair of footie pajamas and a bear mask will do just fine.
Also learned how to use a sewing machine! Which would come in handy for later projects...
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:08 pm

We all secretly want a theme that agrees with what we happen to have hanging our closets.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:17 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:We all secretly want a theme that agrees with what we happen to have hanging our closets.


who's waiting for the "Ed Gein" theme?
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby 9ah » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:36 pm

Scout - Trying to decide if I should throw NC or TX in the pile for my scout stuff...

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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Simon - I don't really do separate clothes for defaultia and the playa, either.

TomServo - that roman outfit is completely awesome! I'm not sure if you got all the pieces as a set or if you've been picking and choosing to find each piece separately, but what you've shared with us looks incredible. And a great historic period, too.

Ano - the zebra stuff sounds great. One of our newbie campmates this year was in a funk before the gates opened, he was wishing he had the chance to do some more in the way of costumes and fun attire. We told him not to worry about it, he did the hard part (getting there), and we gave him the location info on a couple of the costume camps. When he came back he was bouncing with excitement, he'd gotten a zebra striped shirt and couldn't have been more excited. Over the course of the week he'd managed to visit other camps and make friends who helped him out and by the end of the week he had a full zebra costume complete with head mask.

Ugly Dougly - I don't know, maybe. I think theme-compatible clothing is kind of like a burner fashion fad, in a way. With the exception of my cheap bee costume (which I got for an event back in SF), I don't think I've ever had anything that was much of a matchup to the theme. I may end up bringing the bee costume again this year, as it pairs up nicely with my utilikilt when I'm working (either volunteer shift or pre-event setup)… 'worker bee' mode.

Answering the general question, I don't really do separate clothing for playa and defaultia. It's all the same wardrobe, more or less. For work mode (building stuff and setup) I do jeans or utilikilt and some kind of artful tee. Mostly they were favorite band tees in the past, but over the years it's evolved to be something more artful and original designs. And most of the jeans were customized pieces too - that's another trend I expect to continue. I also will end up packing my shiny suit again plus some of my favorite steampunk attire and piratewear. I have a favorite space pirate coat that my gf and I made back in 2006, while the coat's still in great shape ideally I plan to retire it and replace it with a new design I've been meaning to work on. In the footwear department I'll likely have my Docs with me, picked them up a couple years ago and they're seriously comfortable both on and off the playa.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby pink » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:07 pm

I pack a lot of stuff and end up sitting around in my fancy undies, too. So every year I've been picking up better undies.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:09 pm

Pro tip - playa dust does not stick to fine silk or satin.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby aserendipity » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:19 pm

Yggy , what's a mankini ?

and since I am retiring from BRC this year when I went to the usual check out the SA my habit of picking up great stuff for 17 years of accumulation has got to stop ! But it is a habit , I can see that now.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby ranger magnum » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:21 pm

Defaultia and playa wear are the same for me too. Shorts and work boots. Not terribly exciting, but comfy as hell.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:31 pm

ok in all seriousness, why not try it one day?

try wearing whatever the fuck you WANT to wear, instead of what society EXPECTS you to wear...


wouldnt it be great if for one day, it was CUZ-ual friday, where you where it "cuz" you feel like it?


little kids do this.

in the morning, they wake up and decide...."Today i'm a Cowboy" and then proceed to cobble together the appropriate accoutrements according to their needs and desires.

maybe we should try that out here....in the wasteland....like that cigna commercial

[media]





i know, it sounds stupid, and some of you live where people actually sorta live this way, at least in some numbers, but for those of us out in the hinterlands, this type of thinking and action can CAUSE quite a stir.




i think we should stir up defaultia a little more.


pick a date, any date, and let's do it.

let's invade defaultia, and wear what we wear on the playa...
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:09 pm

pink wrote:I pack a lot of stuff and end up sitting around in my fancy undies, too. So every year I've been picking up better undies.


*makes note to go by retrofrolic more often*

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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby 9ah » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Yeah, Simon... People wouldn't bat an eyelash in NYC. Myself and friends have gotten dress up in Saturday mornings to go to the store and buy breakfast, it is def fun and everyone should try it in defaultia at least once.

A lot of my stuff is from default although I want to acquire some nice footie pjs for the playa. The tshirts change from year to year. My scout shirts and Queen of Hearts dress have been worn in default before coming on the playa... I would be kidding if I said I wore half of the stuff I brought, but I like having the option.

Oh... I actual make simple leg warmers from old long sleeve shirts since I don't always wear long pants at night. I cut the sleeves to fit from my calf muscle to ankle and they only take a few minutes to make.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby pink » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:00 pm

I wear what I want to wear most of the time; being self employed has its advantages. But my playa costume of undies might get me arrested in most areas.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Sham » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:19 pm

I tend to wear the same shirts from year to year. The problem is that when I appear in photos, I look like that's all I own. I guess I just need to start rotating my clothes more.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:24 pm

i gifted my pershing county jail shirt to my friend eddie, who got popped by the pershing county sheriff and got a 500$ fine for smoking a joint.

i warned him, never in public, always in the tent.

he learned his lesson the hard way, so i passed the torch along and gave him my black & whites.

i guess he actually paid $500 for that shirt, didn't he....but the lesson he learned is probably worth a lot more than that.


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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby AntiM » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:34 am

While we were tooling around Isla Mujeres in a golf cart, I took off my shirt and just wore my bra as a top. Since I always choose colorful bras for Burning Man, it simply looked like I was wearing a swimsuit top.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby winebuff » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:37 am

I have to wear boring, straight very business clothes in the default world so on the playa it wll be bright colors, tutus, colorful wigs and hats and lots of glowing accessories. Oh, and the giant name tag so you can find me and say hi :D
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:32 am

winebuff wrote:I have to wear boring, straight very business clothes in the default world so on the playa it wll be bright colors, tutus, colorful wigs and hats and lots of glowing accessories. Oh, and the giant name tag so you can find me and say hi :D



does someone force you?

are you being physically threatened with harm if you don't?

because if not, you CHOOSE to wear boring straight business clothes because you are afraid of what people will think or say about you or you will be financially affected if you decide to wear what you want to wear.


so lets get that straight, please...you dont have to do anything you dont want to. and you Choose your actions, so don't blame your work for this condition.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:36 am

thank god you are not a doctor.


you're bedside manner is the fucking worst.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby winebuff » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:36 am

I have a white collar job that allows me the money to go crazy on my time off :D
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winebuff wrote:I have to wear boring, straight very business clothes in the default world so on the playa it wll be bright colors, tutus, colorful wigs and hats and lots of glowing accessories. Oh, and the giant name tag so you can find me and say hi :D



does someone force you?

are you being physically threatened with harm if you don't?

because if not, you CHOOSE to wear boring straight business clothes because you are afraid of what people will think or say about you or you will be financially affected if you decide to wear what you want to wear.


so lets get that straight, please...you dont have to do anything you dont want to. and you Choose your actions, so don't blame your work for this condition.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby winebuff » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:39 am

Agreed! I am very lucky for a fantastic job and they give me lots of vacation time even a bonus!

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you're bedside manner is the fucking worst.
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby aserendipity » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:51 am

But Simon IS a Doctor
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:52 pm

ygmir wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:We all secretly want a theme that agrees with what we happen to have hanging our closets.


who's waiting for the "Ed Gein" theme?


sides splitting :lol:

But seriously that would be horrible, who doesn't hate clowns...
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Eric » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:15 pm

edbrez wrote:But seriously that would be horrible, who doesn't hate clowns...


Me:
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:19 pm

Eric wrote:
edbrez wrote:But seriously that would be horrible, who doesn't hate clowns...


Me,
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When you show pictures like this, it's so clear why you do what you do . . . :D

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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby westnileraven » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:51 pm

[quote="pink"]I pack a lot of stuff and end up sitting around in my fancy undies, too. So every year I've been picking up better undies.[/quote]

This!
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby edbrez » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:41 am

Eric wrote:
edbrez wrote:But seriously that would be horrible, who doesn't hate clowns...


Me:
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I think I was unfortunately exposed to IT at a very young age
I had to leave a Chemical Brothers concert as a result of the two giant clowns either side of the stage
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:18 am

I'll be looking for this sign!

winebuff wrote:I have to wear boring, straight very business clothes in the default world so on the playa it wll be bright colors, tutus, colorful wigs and hats and lots of glowing accessories. Oh, and the giant name tag so you can find me and say hi :D
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Re: Same Attire Every Year?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:26 am

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