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Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:16 am

First time burner here! My husband and I are going for the first time this year and I've been thinking of clothing ideas and I came up with this idea. I'm going to try and do a sort of playa fashion line with the theme being "Post Apocalyptic Bedoin". I've begun sketching out ideas and making purchases that reflect my ideas. So, I thought I would post my sketches here as I make them as well as any purchases made to reflect the idea. So, to start things off this is my first outfit - The inspiration was made when watching videos of the dust storms on the playa. I was inspired by how people appeared out of nowhere, as if made of the sand themselves.
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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby BeyondIndigo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:35 am

That looks badass. I am hoping to attend for the first time this year too.
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Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:42 am

Looks awesome, sounds like a great idea!

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:55 am

Thanks for the feedback guys! I want to make things fashionable but functional - I want to be able to wear things I wouldn't normally. Burning man for me is breaking away from what confines me at home.

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby funkyjigsaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:56 am

Oh! Oh ... oh ... oh .... I REALLY like that idea! Post-apocalyptic is dear to my heart ... but merge that with Bedouin ... and I can see opportunities all over the place. I was thinking steampunk for this year, but now .....
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Postby darcitananda » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:44 am

I really like your sketch!

I also kind of veer toward the Post Apocalyptic Bedouin look. I like "ethnic" stuff and it is also practical for the desert and dust.

Would love to see your nighttime version too.

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby AntiM » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:41 pm

A bit more sedate, but it is an Egyptian Bedouin abaya with added skirt and scarf:
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Postby MisaBlue » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:52 pm

I love your sketch Finx!!! Hope you will show up the result ;)


Here might be another inspiration.
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Postby Bob » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:58 pm

Screw the costumes, just set up a sketching booth on the Esplanade.
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Postby Ratty » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:02 pm

THAT is a great idea and the sketch nailed it. I can't wait to see more.
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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:21 pm

Bob wrote:Screw the costumes, just set up a sketching booth on the Esplanade.

Actually, I did plan on taking a SHIT TON of sketching/drawing/painting stuff and do caricatures of people as gifts, or even just sketching them. :D I really like the idea of gifting art, as it is a gift/art economy. As an update, I got my shemagh yesterday and it is pretty much the coolest headgear ever.

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:27 pm

One word of experience: sketches on the playa tend to get trashed unless you have a way to back them, even cardboard will do. Charcoal is wretched, and black paper is nearly useless.

I give away art, two years ago I got some wonderful sketches from Nude Model Camp (not an accurate name), but I had to bring them home and stick them to something before I could hang them for gifting. Usually when I get donations of drawings, they come back with me to get a makeover for sturdiness.

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:51 pm

My plan is to buy a whole bunch of frames at goodwill in order to protect the drawings in the playa. I don't use charcoal often, too messy. So, the plan is to draw the picture, frame it really quick, and gift it to the person. :D

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:16 pm

Nice!
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Postby Finxiekins » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:22 pm

AntiM wrote:Nice!

What can I say? I'm pretty damn awesome. :D

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:23 pm

trilobyte wrote:Looks awesome, sounds like a great idea!

Thanks Trilo! Is it sad that I'm suuuuuper glad I got your approval? *is a secret fan of Trilo who has to deal with peoples BS constantly*

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby hotmess » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:35 pm

Add a army grad camel back to that ensemble and you will be set to go for hours out on the open playa! PS best to pick up on ebay as I got mine for 1/2 the retail price

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Postby wh..sh » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:36 pm

Beautiful! It will look kick ass!
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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Bob » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:09 pm

Cool. I recommend a giant post-apocalyptic Bedouin sombrero and a comfy chair.
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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:14 pm

Bob wrote:Cool. I recommend a giant post-apocalyptic Bedouin sombrero and a comfy chair.

Oh man! I definitely need a comfy chair and a sombrero. I need to work those things into my plans!

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Postby bubbavic » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:18 am

For the functional bedoin look, I highly recommend getting a keffiyeh scarves. I wore one last year and it served many uses. Looked great too especially since you can tie them so many different ways (head, neck or body)

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby AbundantChoice » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:09 am

I would also totally read a comic book featuring your outfit on the main character. Love the look.
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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:44 am

bubbavic wrote:For the functional bedoin look, I highly recommend getting a keffiyeh scarves. I wore one last year and it served many uses. Looked great too especially since you can tie them so many different ways (head, neck or body)

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I actually got mine just the other day. It's the perfect color of tan and everything!

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Fufa » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:08 pm

I love the post-apocalyptic look Finxiekins! I've been trying to get something like this to work, but I always find myself falling just short of it. I keep workin' on it!

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby SquirrelHead » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:42 pm

Wow that is a really great look. I like it a lot. Not only do you have design skill but you are an artist too. I am jealous. I am trying to come up with something that will be comfortable, fun, and protect my red-headed Irish skin from the sun. LOL
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:03 pm

Like this?

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Oldguy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:03 pm

Pink Burka, Hawaiian Muu-muu with beachcomber's strawhat, poncho and sombrero, pajamas and turban; all are similar but I prefer a cowboy's 4 foot square gladrag, red unionsuit and Longhunter's fedora.
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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Fufa » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:09 pm

SquirrelHead wrote:Wow that is a really great look. I like it a lot. Not only do you have design skill but you are an artist too. I am jealous. I am trying to come up with something that will be comfortable, fun, and protect my red-headed Irish skin from the sun. LOL


I camped with someone last year that needed to avoid sun exposure due to the medication she was on. We wrapped her up in light weight sarongs, and had her carry a parasol around. Sun protection is easily achieved. Don't forget the sunscreen!

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Finxiekins » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:37 pm

Fufa wrote:
SquirrelHead wrote:Wow that is a really great look. I like it a lot. Not only do you have design skill but you are an artist too. I am jealous. I am trying to come up with something that will be comfortable, fun, and protect my red-headed Irish skin from the sun. LOL


I camped with someone last year that needed to avoid sun exposure due to the medication she was on. We wrapped her up in light weight sarongs, and had her carry a parasol around. Sun protection is easily achieved. Don't forget the sunscreen!

That's an awesome idea!

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Postby Thorormr » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:12 am

Took me a few moments, then I remembered. "Post apocalyptic bedoin" turned into post apocalyptic boudoir in my mind. About 0:50 in the clip.

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