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Hello. Long time lurker, finally have enough pictures that I feel it worthwhile to make a post. Quick and dirty background: I'm an engineering student (and educational video game designer when I'm not in school), but unlike a lot of my colleagues, I actually like dressing up a bit. This stemmed from being far too fond of Halloween (I even went through a "conceptual" phase, in which I dressed like things such as the "night sky", likely because of an addiction to Egyptian mythology) and later because I got into video game/anime culture and discovered "cosplay". Which translated as an excuse for me to put together costumes outside of my week long Halloween fest.

Since I realized I could put together costumes from a lot of my everyday clothes... well, lets just say that I'm hard to miss in my department or workplace. The time periods I tend to draw from are as early as Early Victorian, and stretch til about the 50s, with the very rare dip into the 60s. I'm not very fond of much past the 60s, unless I am really trying to be ridiculous or having a "child of the 80s" type day. Considering the current trends in fashion in my area... it's nice to not be sloppy, I suppose.

As you'll be able to tell from the pictures, I'm especially fond of hats. Pictures under cut, if you have a slow connection there are a few.

Probably one of my favorite outfits of all time. I am so much more comfortable in several layers and a hat than anything else.

One of my steampunk outfits. Well, an everyday version. Oddly enough, I tend to focus more on form with my attempts at Steampunkery instead of lots of gizmos.

I'm kind of glad jackets like this are coming back into style.

So, take off the wig, the shoulder pads, and the waist scarf and you have what I wore to this charity dinner thing once. Waste not!

Dramatic fashion pose, I know. The hat was actually for this really involved costume of mine.

More random outfit and costume pictures, because I'm a part of wardrobe_remix on flickr.

In addition to the wearing of hats, I also collect/restore/remix costume jewelry. Yeah, everyone does that, but I do it mostly as gifts and for myself. XD So don't worry, I won't advertise selling anything, because I don't sell anything. But I prolly have pictures somewhere in my flickr set if you're curious. I'm afraid some of the pictures may suck, as I had to deal with a crappy camera for a while. I still don't actually own my OWN camera, but at least the people I was borrowing from upgraded. XD

So, the moral of this story is hats can make every day feel like a costume day. XD


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 1st, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yay hats! I'm so jealous of your pinstripes :D
Sep. 3rd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Wonderful outfits.
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