Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

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Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby JayBobBoy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:54 am

Hi Everyone!!

I'm going to TTITD in 2012 and would like some friendly ( or other?) advice on what type of playawear we should go for?

Two out of three of us have been to BM more than once and have our stand-by outfits for night and day, but...

I'm looking for something special...
Maybe incorporate the brother thing....or that it's my Bro's 40th bday that week...

Any thoughts????

Thanks for reading!
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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby MOOP_Czar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:56 am

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Postby shykat » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:02 pm

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Postby JayBobBoy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:06 pm

Thank you mr. Czar.....I appreciate the help!

No feathers, I promise!

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Postby roastduck » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:08 pm

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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby Sham » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:11 pm

Dress like yourselves. Get crazy and funky, but don't try to dress like everyone else so you'll fit in. I have seen suits and ties, tuxedos, prom dresses and just crazy mish-mush clothing from thrift stores. It's whatever works for you. There are no rules and keep in mind, even naked works on the playa!
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Postby Savannah » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:47 pm

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Postby trilobyte » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:15 pm

Maybe dress as a ship's crew, and in honor of your brother's birthday, let him be captain!

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Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:16 pm

trilobyte wrote:Maybe dress as a ship's crew, and in honor of your brother's birthday, let him be captain!



stop it with the Navy sex jokes.....you perv...........
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Postby BBadger » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:29 pm

Maybe one dude could be a giant penis shaft, and the other two the two balls of the scrotum? Oh, uh, maybe not...
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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby Savannah » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:33 pm

That would be really funny if it were done Chinese Dragon style, mounted on poles, and lit up for nighttime use . . . floating through a dance club.

Or three bikes, welded a distance apart in triangle formation with a shaped shell up top.

(Also lit up.)

I'm sure it's been done, but I don't care.

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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby JayBobBoy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:55 pm

I went to visit some of the local thrift stores today for ideas. It's funny how things look different in defaultia vs on the playa. It's really hard to picture the items in action. I spent about $14 on two hats and a jacket. Coulda spent more....

Found a great formal military jacket with medals and gold buttons....awesome. I bought a few things to donate to the Black Rock Boutique, too.

Thanks for all the great ideas...keep 'em coming.
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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:41 pm

JayBobBoy wrote:Found a great formal military jacket with medals and gold buttons....awesome.

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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby MOOP_Czar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:48 pm

JayBobBoy wrote:Thank you mr. Czar.....I appreciate the help!

No feathers, I promise!

Happy to fall in behind the Czar!


Why thank you!

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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby Eric » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:35 pm

JayBobBoy wrote:I went to visit some of the local thrift stores today for ideas. It's funny how things look different in defaultia vs on the playa. It's really hard to picture the items in action.


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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby MOOP_Czar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:43 pm

Eric wrote:
JayBobBoy wrote:I went to visit some of the local thrift stores today for ideas. It's funny how things look different in defaultia vs on the playa. It's really hard to picture the items in action.


Overthinking.

-10 points.

The only question is: "do I like this". If the answer is yes, buy it. If the answer is no, don't.


I do agree.

However, do edit a little.

I have so much shit I like but don't need...
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Postby Eric » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:13 am

MOOP_Czar wrote:However, do edit a little.

I have so much shit I like but don't need...


"Need" is such a boring thought. Seriously.

I've bought things I've only worn once or twice & then passed on- I certainly didn't "need" them, but I liked them & they made me happy. If we define ourselves by what we "need" we can all wear basic pants, Mao jackets and a cap, done.

I would love to see more people in "defaultia" wearing clothes that made them happy (Other than the damn furry legwarmers & cowboy hats) as opposed to clothes that they thought were "correct" (trendy, fashionable, conservative, acceptable)...
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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby MOOP_Czar » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:56 am

I think the secret I missed was the idea of passing it on.

Like I said - like but dont need.

I really dont need 72 pairs of socks and 62 ties.

Time to start distributing the wealth.

Appreciate the mind jostle there Eric.
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Postby Oldguy » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:07 pm

Tutus of tie-ties. It's been done, but can be re-doon. :shock:
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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby Shpilkus » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:12 pm

....so I was walking out in the deep playa and came upon a rabbi, a priest and a minister.....
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Postby Savannah » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:13 pm

Ohhhh, I would like to see that.

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Postby Eric » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:14 pm

MOOP_Czar wrote:I really dont need 72 pairs of socks and 62 ties.


:oops: I think we have well over 100 ties. We pass some on, but ties really can make a suit perfect, and lord knows I love a perfect suit!
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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby MOOP_Czar » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:14 pm

That is a good point. In fact the tie I am wearing now took forever to find. It is hark to find something to go with a wine colored smoking jacket and shiney metallic bronze shirt! Meh, I'll post a pic when I get to work.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:51 pm

MOOP_Czar wrote:...smoking jacket...

You had me at "smoking jacket".
Not quite sure what you're going to do with me now that you have me, but that will be a surprise...
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Postby Sail Man » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:22 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
MOOP_Czar wrote:...smoking jacket...

You had me at "smoking jacket".
Not quite sure what you're going to do with me now that you have me, but that will be a surprise...


why you sultry harlot you :P
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Postby tamarakay » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:47 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
MOOP_Czar wrote:...smoking jacket...

You had me at "smoking jacket".
Not quite sure what you're going to do with me now that you have me, but that will be a surprise...


He got me too fishy. *swoon*
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:56 pm

I have two smoking jackets, and they've never fit me. But I won't give them up. One is modern, made from brocade. I paid $3 at Boomer's Bargains, a store that, alas, is no more. I"m not sure of the provenance of the other, but it's older and silk.

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Postby Sail Man » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:27 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I have two smoking jackets, and they've never fit me. But I won't give them up. One is modern, made from brocade. I paid $3 at Boomer's Bargains, a store that, alas, is no more. I"m not sure of the provenance of the other, but it's older and silk.

Rawwr!


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Re: Three Brothers need costume advice/suggestions!!

Postby Ratty » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:52 pm

My 3 boys/men have put in their costume requests for next Halloween. 3 jumpsuit costumes. Mario, a Ghostbuster and an orange suit for the felon. They are quite a group.
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