costume ideas?? My first time at burning man

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costume ideas?? My first time at burning man

Post by deelite » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:12 pm

Hey everyone its my first time at burning man and I have so many questions but I want to know if anyone has any fun and crazy ideas?? And do we have a new one for everyday??

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Post by III » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:19 pm

>>I want to know if anyone has any fun and crazy ideas??

yes.


yes, i do.
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Post by Guest » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:52 pm

alpaca.
bale of hay.
al green.

you're on your own from there.

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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:53 pm

gasoline
road flares
barney doll(s)
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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:55 pm

leaf blower
gunpowder
continuous butane ignition source
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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:57 pm

misting system
water source
air compressor
methylene green cell staining dye
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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:59 pm

balloons
sulphur dioxide
hippie-infested rave camp
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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:00 pm

pedal powered playa rickshaw
Jack Daniels
Local hookers from the Mustang Ranch
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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:01 pm

Hope that helps.
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Post by Guest » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:02 pm

vat of soup (cream based)
inflatable opus the penguin (6' min.)
antonin scalia (recused)

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Post by Badger » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:04 pm

Ruth Bater-Ginberg
a magnifying glass
bucket to hurl in
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Post by AntiM » Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:41 am

Any daily-wear type costume should be comfy, cool dor day, warm for night, or able to be adjusted either way. Should be cheap enough to toss if the playa dust getss too much for it, and should not have feathers or beads or sparkllies that wll shed. My favorites have been heavily decorated bras with long panels of floaty cloth stitched to the bottom band and shoulders. My default comfy wear is a cotton yukata. I always take wigs and masks, and never wear them. My goth catheral length black wedding veil has been to the playa twice, and I have yet to wear it.

Just go with whoever/whatever you want to be and decide how much inconvenience and discomfort you're willing to put into your costume if it is elaborate. How often would you wear it? If it is a one time special then by all means, go all out. I love the Black Rock Lobster, but can't imagine how he moves in that amazing mass of metal and madness.

Hope that helps .....
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Costumes

Post by robbidobbs » Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:16 am

Check out the Survival Guide.
Whatever you wear, imagine wearing it in a wind-tunnel, and you have to go to the bathroom in a tiny plastic box. Add that you've enjoyed some intoxicants (whether you have or not, the Playa can do this to some).
Oh, and it's VERY dirty. Could be caked with mud in places.

Last year I wore a long "prairie" skirt made from unbleached muslin, a light shirt and a scarf to breathe through. Tens of thousands of women crossed the Great Plains in this kind of get-up. It works!

Boxer shorts
3 pair sturdy shoes
raingear
I'll be in my blanket fort until further notice.

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Body paints are always fun!

Post by Coastburner » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:46 am

Body paints are great as they're easy to put on and great to keep you cooler during the day. A little chilly at night though.

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Post by Menehune » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:52 am

There numerous costume designs available…. Do you plan to have multiple costumes? (evening and day wear) Do you plan on doing your own sewing? Do plan on joining a Theme camp? If so, what is their theme?

I recommend researching McCall, Vogue and Butterick patterns sites excellent source of ideas and information.

BTW, keep in mind the following:

Check out the Survival Guide.
Whatever you wear, imagine wearing it in a wind-tunnel, and you have to go to the bathroom in a tiny plastic box. Add that you've enjoyed some intoxicants (whether you have or not, the Playa can do this to some).
Oh, and it's VERY dirty. Could be caked with mud in places.

Last year I wore a long "prairie" skirt made from unbleached muslin, a light shirt and a scarf to breathe through. Tens of thousands of women crossed the Great Plains in this kind of get-up. It works!

Boxer shorts
3 pair sturdy shoes
raingear
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Post by jenny » Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:05 pm

I'd like to throw in that you can be as imaginative and wild as possible. What you think is 'too far' while at home can suddenly seem plain and borning after 5 minutes on the playa.

Also, if you get there and start overflowing with ideas, stop by my camp and feel free to make over what you brought into your wildest dream. I'll be bringing a bunch of supplies to help with the playafication. I think I'll be listed as Streetwear Recycling Camp, but I'm not sure yet.

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Post by Chai Guy » Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:38 pm

You might want to ask yourself these questions when designing a costume for the playa:

1. How will this costume breath in 110 degree heat? (day costume)
2. How warm will I be in 50 degree cold? (night costume)
3. How comfortable will I be walking several miles in this costume?
4. Can I ride my bike in this costume?
5. Can I sit down it?
6. Will it survive being exposed to a severe wind/dust storm?
7. Can I dance in it?
8. Can I negotiate a crowd in it?
9. Does it have pockets to keep my stuff, or will I need an accessory bag of some kind?
10. Will it create moop (i.e. stuff falling off it, making a mess).

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Post by shitmouse » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:56 pm

what ever it is, expect a good roasting in it.
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Post by 123Rachel » Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:35 am

Last year I brought two suitcases of costumes and ended up basically wearing two of them!
I wore a short neon pink slip with top hat during the day and a longer leopard slip with a piece of cloth as wrap/towel/blanket/headdress at night. So take that as you wish, but this year I'm pairing down on my costuming. I think pieces of fabric and safety pins are great!! and the decorated bras are great too.

Hats!

I learned after the first year that cool looking but unpractical shoes are just NOT worth it...even if you think you're just walking to the port-a-pots you'll get distrated and walk for "miles"! Think hiking when choosing playa shoes.

a decorated "sun-brella" is always a great accessory!

and if possible add pockets to EVERYTHING! you have to carry a bit of "survival gear" with you wherever you go and pockets are essential (as bags/backpacks can get separated from you, as I learned last year). Unfourtunately women's clothing/costumes often don't have pockets so adding them before you get there is always a good idea.

Have a great time planning/creating!
-r

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