PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

What to wear? What not to wear? Come here to find and how to make anything you'd wear on your body - from goggles and playawear to bodypainting and adornments.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:36 am

Was driving down the road and saw a sign that said Dress Barn - Women.

But they acted really weird when I went in and asked them where I could find the Dress Barn - Men.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:39 am

Bobbin, you have never lived in San Francisco, have you?

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Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:55 am

Nope - I visited there for a month in 1975 but was never a permanent resident and actually haven't been back since.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:11 pm

Actually, what Doc meant was Stockholm.

(Quick, what is San Francisco's relation to the Stockholm Syndrome?)
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:31 am

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

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:04 am

Thier momma dresses them funny.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:11 am

What is seen, cannot be unseen...
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:44 pm

Savannah wrote:
DerangedGoose wrote:I think Ill just go for both, honestly. The combo can be had for under 100 bucks and will give me versatility in my options. Plus I can probably use the full boots for paintball


. . . or visit one of the costume camps, if you pass one, or see one listed in the What/When/Wear guide you'll receive at Greeter's, just past Gate. :)


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

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:44 pm

dragonpilot wrote:
Savannah wrote:
DerangedGoose wrote:I think Ill just go for both, honestly. The combo can be had for under 100 bucks and will give me versatility in my options. Plus I can probably use the full boots for paintball


. . . or visit one of the costume camps, if you pass one, or see one listed in the What/When/Wear guide you'll receive at Greeter's, just past Gate. :)


So funny...last year I took my nerd-looking newbies to BM Boutique...they came out the other side like nerd-looking Burners... :mrgreen: ...I laughed so hard I cracked a rib!


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

Postby Ratty » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:10 pm

I think I dressed those guys at Kostume Kult. Did they come down the runway in plaid? Did they think those skirts looked like Scottish kilts? Did they really think those hats made them look a part of the Burner community? (I'm just sayin.) I have so much fun at Kostume Kult. Anybody can come help if they feel so inclined. Bring scissors, safety pins, box cutter, shoelaces and a huge imagination.
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Not Playa FASHION, let's call it STYLE

Postby Janet Planet » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:50 pm

The local Goodwill outlet (where everything is 29¢/lb) always has lots of fabulosity, stuff too weird to sell in the normal Goodwill. At that price you can also afford to buy normal stuff and hack it; if you don't like it you're only out a dime.
When I find something good and truly bizarre and it's not my size I buy it anyway. Every year I bring a bag of stylish goodies and offer them at our camp or take it to Reno Housewives; they always have a little boutique going on and welcome stylish 29¢/lb offerings.

Last year I ended up wearing long-sleeved, mid-calf length grandma nightgowns a lot out there, especially in the afternoon heat. Loose and flowy, reflective white, easy to bike in, frumpy enough so scare off douchebags.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Ratty » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:26 am

I make the top portion of t-shirts into stylish little capes with fringe or fur trim. These I hand out to obvious sunburn victims. They never turn one down.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:57 am

I too wear the white granny nighties. So comfy.
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Head coverings

Postby Janet Planet » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:40 am

I've been inspired by RobbieDobbs sunbonnets for years. Maybe this year I'll slap one together. My $20 cowboy hat is starting to rot.

Speaking of headwear, nothing keeps the dust off your hair like toddler pants! If you sew the ankles shut you can stash lightweight stuff in the legs.
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Re: Toddler Pants On Yer Head

Postby Janet Planet » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:43 am

You can also stuff the legs so they stand straight up for a more decorative, less functional look.


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