I just want to wear normal clothes

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by shroom » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:41 am

GreyCoyote wrote:
shroom wrote:I dressed up every day but on the last day I wore normal clothes and even my bra! *gasp*

Do what you want.
Allegedly I wore a bra on the last night. Wasnt mine. And I'm a guy :) :mrgreen:
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:23 am

probably one of John Halcyon's videos

it all makes sense now.


the parables of pink jesus.


i understand...i do not condone, but i do not condemn, but i understand now.


you swallowed the "pink" pill...
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Aurelia » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:29 am

I was given the pink pill early in my conception
so what are you saying that I have to defend now

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by FossaFerox » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:55 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
probably one of John Halcyon's videos

it all makes sense now.


the parables of pink jesus.


i understand...i do not condone, but i do not condemn, but i understand now.


you swallowed the "pink" pill...
I suppose I did. Halcyon can be a little over the top and preachy, perhaps, but there's a dearth of good videos out there that can help you get ready for the event without spoiling half the surprises that await you out there. The outfit>costume thing was a solid piece of advice that definitely helped me pick what I wanted to make, bring, and wear which made my event a lot more enjoyable. He has other nuggets of wisdom in his videos as well and overall I think his videos are pretty valuable, though I'm way more cynical and down to earth than he is.

Also, if all I swallowed from Pink Heart was a metaphorical "pink pill" I think I did pretty well for myself? :P
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:18 pm

Some people impress with what they wear.

Some people impress by what they build.

Some people impress by what they contribute.

Some people don't give a shit for impressions!!!!!! :P
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:39 pm

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Monkeystyle » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:35 pm

FossaFerox wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:
probably one of John Halcyon's videos

it all makes sense now.


the parables of pink jesus.


i understand...i do not condone, but i do not condemn, but i understand now.


you swallowed the "pink" pill...
I suppose I did. Halcyon can be a little over the top and preachy, perhaps, but there's a dearth of good videos out there that can help you get ready for the event without spoiling half the surprises that await you out there. The outfit>costume thing was a solid piece of advice that definitely helped me pick what I wanted to make, bring, and wear which made my event a lot more enjoyable. He has other nuggets of wisdom in his videos as well and overall I think his videos are pretty valuable, though I'm way more cynical and down to earth than he is.

Also, if all I swallowed from Pink Heart was a metaphorical "pink pill" I think I did pretty well for myself? :P
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that video? lol I like some of his videos, but really the best info he gives here is the bit at the end about the piss bottle. :mrgreen:

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by FossaFerox » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:15 pm

Actually I was mainly referencing this one:
ygmir wrote:Everyone loves you there, and no one cares a shit about you..........all at once. and vice versa.

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Monkeystyle » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:25 am

That's a good one. Yeah sometimes he can sound a little preachy. But all in all he does give some really good advice

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:24 pm

aserendipity wrote:this is a fine forum, I appreciate expressions of real feeling !

I liked reading shoeshine talking about the striped leggings

yes, I do not know what or how I am on playa...it may well be that it is why I am there.

For me the difficulty is returning home and knowing that I have to be in that "fit in" costume
Oh yes, this is where my heart hurts. That "fit in" costume. I wear the same shiny skirts & slashed hand-me-downs every day; the only difference for BRC is I leave the shirt off. But I keep a certain plain back skirt for work, it's a tad longer and YES IT'S BLACK so, I can pass in a crowd with a push. Fitting in.

Wearing a shirt. :| In BRC I save that for Med Station 3.

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Elorrum » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Well, the truest thing Halcyon spoke to me in these is that people feeling really comfortable with who they are in a true state of beauty. So this to me means wear whatever you want to wear. It's hot, wear less, wear looser, or it's fun, wear wild, wear color, wear sculpture, wear art. It takes me a few days, and some years, I haven't felt it at all. A feeling that it's just perfect and there is nothing to worry over. Take the harness off, whatever that means to you. Playa clothes can be just like what you changed into after school when you were a kid: Play clothes. And think of this: the smile you will have, that might make your face ache from it's persistence, will be more radiant than any "outfit" you can design.
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by FIGJAM » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:18 pm

I've seen wounds dressed better than I do!!! :?
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by marbles » Fri May 16, 2014 3:01 pm

Go nude. dont forget sunscreen. :mrgreen:

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by pink » Fri May 16, 2014 5:45 pm

Said this before. I used to take costumes, and rarely wore them. What I found I wore? Panties. So I just started buying nicer ones. Now I'm into sarongs. You'll find whatever your playa style is once you're there. And if you discover you want more bling, hit up one of the boutiques and find something. If you do too much khaki, you MAY be confused with a Ranger, though.
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Aurelia » Fri May 16, 2014 5:55 pm

yummy to confuse with rangers

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Molotov » Tue May 20, 2014 4:05 pm

I sure want to wear my pajama comfortable dark blue BDU pants and a simple T-shirt, but with my buzz cut hair and sunglasses, I'm afraid it will scream NARC! and I could catch a hassle. So I guess I will settle for something like this: Image

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Eric » Tue May 20, 2014 4:39 pm

TexasRick wrote:I sure want to wear my pajama comfortable dark blue BDU pants and a simple T-shirt, but with my buzz cut hair and sunglasses, I'm afraid it will scream NARC! and I could catch a hassle.
If you're going to be comfortable in it, wear it. Hell, play up the narc angle by wearing a baseball hat embroidered with "undercover" on it.
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This is supposed to be a place where you don't have to worry what people think (even though human nature will still have you worry) - dress for your comfort and go from there. Read this whole thread to see how much people support not wearing "costumes". People are more willing to take you for who you are than what you wear out there.
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by unjonharley » Tue May 20, 2014 4:55 pm

We have a family friend that is a prison guard.. So he has the eisenhower jacket, ball cap and reflective shades.. He is also second generation mexican..

When he feels like being an ass.. He stops for a beer after work at some mexican bar.. The bartenders hate him when the place clears out....
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Aurelia » Tue May 20, 2014 9:02 pm

what exactly is your point ?

It is easy to be an ass

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by dragonpilot » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:47 pm

unjonharley wrote:We have a family friend that is a prison guard.. So he has the eisenhower jacket, ball cap and reflective shades.. He is also second generation mexican..

When he feels like being an ass.. He stops for a beer after work at some mexican bar.. The bartenders hate him when the place clears out....
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Train Wreck » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:34 am

Wear whatever you want. Anybody who seriously comments negatively is doing it wrong (then again, we're all doing it wrong). Remember radical inclusion: anybody is welcome and respected at bman, and that is regardless of how they dress.

I wear cargo shorts and white tee shirts out there and get the usual "nice costume" BS from sparkleponies at least once or twice each year. I make a point to patiently educate the offender that we all contribute in various ways. Some of us in plainclothes build art, volunteer for the org, and build the very city we all love-- and even if you don't, I'm sure you'll end up contributing in some way by the end of the event, even if it's helping your neighbor set up, offering a cold beverage to a beleaguered passer by, or even something as seemingly minor as having a good conversation with a complete stranger. We all contribute in some way, even that asshole who will inevitably make an offhand comment about your attire.

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by ACfromSAC » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:18 am

My first burn year I was thinking more about functionality and comfort than anything else when it came to clothing. After a couple of days I wound up feeling pretty disappointed for not having at least BROUGHT something a little wacky to wear. After seeing some of the crazy attire people had, but also how comfortable it still looked, I realized that I could've had the best of all three worlds with my function and comfort, but also a little flare. After that first year, I've always made a point to bring at least a few items (usually my night clothes) that have a bit of personality to them. My days are typically spent in shorts and shoes only but I enjoy having a crazier option for night time.

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by geospyder » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:52 am

Eric wrote:
TexasRick wrote:I sure want to wear my pajama comfortable dark blue BDU pants and a simple T-shirt, but with my buzz cut hair and sunglasses, I'm afraid it will scream NARC! and I could catch a hassle.
If you're going to be comfortable in it, wear it. Hell, play up the narc angle by wearing a baseball hat embroidered with "undercover" on it.
Image

This is supposed to be a place where you don't have to worry what people think (even though human nature will still have you worry) - dress for your comfort and go from there. Read this whole thread to see how much people support not wearing "costumes". People are more willing to take you for who you are than what you wear out there.
Here I am checking out the aliens at the border last year :D I usually wear this outfit one day/night. The balls hanging around my neck blink red and blue when hit together. I do get some interesting looks, especially at night :roll:

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Zhust » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:06 pm

TexasRick wrote:Image
See also, dishdasha ... (like on Asshatzon). Basically a man-dress. Mine has pockets which is awesome.
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Rice » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:48 pm

Short answer: If you are comfortable, you are wearing the right clothing.

I tend to wear mostly shorts, sometimes shirts and always have a hat. When I remember to bring them, sometimes pants at night - but it rarely gets that cold for me.
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by shLong » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:54 pm

I only read the 1st page, but wanted to chime in with my experience.

Last year was my 1st time and I did come prepared... Overly prepared, actually...
I found that during the day I would normally just go shirtless with a pair of shorts. ("hey, shLong! It's cargo cult, not cargo shorts!" lol)
But I digress... During the day, my only real "flair" was my sombrero that I spiffied up. It was practical for the environment in keeping me cool, but also was fun to see. (I had stuffed mushrooms and stuff on it, along with EL wire for wearing it at night).

What I'm trying to say is perhaps just having a useful artical that is fun. That way you're not too far out of whatever comfort zone you have, but will still not be self conscious of what you think others may think of ya.

Having said all that, just go fucking have a blast and be yourself, man. :)

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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by jneilvindy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:31 pm

People always think I'm an under cover cop.

I just don't get it!
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by AntiM » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Plaid is rad.
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Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

Post by Savannah » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:27 pm

jneilvindy wrote:People always think I'm an under cover cop.

I just don't get it!
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