Empire kit

Sep. 8th, 2013 02:27 pm
bouteillebleu: (Neko Arc)
Before-event panic of "my big robe looks a bit terrible, and also has random holes, and also the top layer is one piece rather than three so I can't take it apart like I was hoping".

It turns out that my kit looks much more Urizen if I just add a sash with the hanging-down part.

With sash

That's new kit #1. Top from East (size 12, some weirdness around the shoulders, buttons fiendishly difficult to undo once done up), skirt/dress is my old blue one from New Look, sash is a random silver-grey pashmina from a charity shop. It'll need pinning to stay in place for a whole event but that'll be good enough. Also pinning up the tassels at the end inside the fabric, so that it instead comes to a point or a flat end.

No hero belt (because it would look totally wrong), but instead I can use the brown leather satchel that I had for Potch. (Not the handbag, the larger one that the A4 folder went in.)

Urizen kit

Mar. 9th, 2013 09:49 pm
bouteillebleu: (Eye (rainbow))
This afternoon [livejournal.com profile] loopymushroom and I took photos of our kit in her back garden and back room - they're on Flickr here.

Kit search for Empire took me three trips to charity shops: one with [livejournal.com profile] freddiefraggles to Burleigh Street, one with [livejournal.com profile] loopymushroom to Burleigh Street, and one on my own that went along Burleigh Street and all the way up and down Mill Road. (There are so many charity shops in Cambridge!)

Other things are a dress that's been in my wardrobe for years (wore it as a teenager), leggings from Sainsbury's, and an excellent embroidered abaya/jilbab that I bought on eBay.

Photos under the cut, and an awful lot of notes about costume. )
bouteillebleu: (Goth)
I think Duncan has infected me with Goth. I spent yesterday evening wandering around shops in the Grafton looking for new trousers, and grumbling at all the shoe shops because none of the boots were stompy enough. Want New Rocks, damn it, because black clothes with white trainers just look silly.

Not that being infected with gothness is a bad thing. I think I'll have to go back to Camden at some point for shoe-buying.

Speaking of being infected, I have not posted recently because all the LJ posts I have written have been pure LARP-froth. They have also been private-locked because of insane amounts of theorising and information that I don't want to reveal out-of-character. I've been busy plottyscheming over the holidays, and I think everyone else has been doing the same.

The first interactive back is going to be very fun.

(Mwa ha ha ha ha.)


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