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 Okay, so they've FINALLY put out the info for the Con's games. This may be easier than I expected.

Changeling is going to be a Summer Tourney, an Autumn Research Symposium, a Winter Mystery, and a Spring Cook-Off. While Lilith will largely be attending for the research, she has a vain streak and they're handing out prizes for the best raiment. If I can make a top to go with my glittery red lace skirt (red, with black lace and red beads?) that would be relaxed enough to be comfy while working and pretty enough to be suitable. Or maybe, my lolita skirt and matching hair bow, with striped socks and my purple Nightmare before Christmas t-shirt. Not flashy, but cute and very, very Lilith.

Mage is some kind of meeting. So, I can't see Ursula dressing all out. Jeans, shirt, jacket, sneakers, done.

Vampire, it seems, WILL be the hard one. It's 80's themed. I can accessorize my tux and do the whole pop genderbending thing, but with what?
twistdfateangel: "Fandom means never having to say, 'but where would I wear that?'" (costuming)
 The shoes: http://www.discountdance.com/view_catalog.php?pid=19132&0 (the only ones i could find on the site that looked the right size)

The socks: Right now, these are the ones I'm considering...

--http://www.sockdreams.com/products/socks/thigh-highs/extraordinary-stripes-longer:9553 (in pomegranate and black)

--http://www.sockdreams.com/products/socks/thigh-highs/bloody-zombie-thigh-highs:10601 (only if I'm trying to be creepy)

Mask (if a masquerade): 

--For a white witch, a frosted domino mask, a white cape and this lace witch hat in white (http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UTZ1221)

--For "Kuchisake-onna" (Japanese ghost woman with a Glasgow smile), a mask with a veil on the bottom, "Joker" mouth underneath, and a razor blade pendant. Possibly also a bag of red gems (one legend is that if you tell her she's still pretty, she'll give you a blood-covered ruby and leave you alone).
twistdfateangel: "Fandom means never having to say, 'but where would I wear that?'" (weird clothes)
 Yup! I hardly ever go to LARP cons, but this year I can afford one. *dances*

So now, the question is, costuming: what to do? This is really difficult as this is a new chronicle and they haven't released any preview notices for the games yet, so I have no idea what to make or wear. We do at least have a basic schedule and there's a good amount of time in the day to prep for the daytime games. Looks like I'll be playing...

Thursday, 7:00PM-12:30AM-Requiem (Lady Alisa)
Friday, 11:00AM-5:30PM-Lost (Lilith)
Saturday, 12:30PM-5:30PM-Awakening (Ursula), 7:00PM-12:30AM-Requiem (Lady Alisa)

So, for Lady Alisa, the ice queen Nosferatu Elder, I know at least one of those outfits can be my tux and Tim's old tuxedo shirt. I'll need cufflinks and a weskit and a cravat, for shoes I can get away with my squishy mary janes, because the pants cuffs will cover them and make them look manly, and if not, I can make spats. For the other outfit, it depends on whether this is a casual gathering (unlikely, but possible) or a formal occasion. If it's formal, i can either borrow a wedding gown/white ball gown, from my mother, or see what I can find in white or blue at a thrift store. Lady A doesn't do casual anything, so I might just dig out my pinstripe pantsuit and get a blue or black blouse for it.

Depending on the situation, Ursula, the no-nonsense Thyrsus scholar, shouldn't be hard to dress. Awakened don't tend to do big, fancy balls, so it's either going to be a meeting of some kind or a battle, maybe both. With a different blouse, the pantsuit can do double-duty, or I can get hold of some scrubs, since Ursula is mostly a healer behind the lines.

Lilith, a Gravewight witch and performer, is going to be the hard one. Lost parties are all over the place and Lilith is one of the few characters I don't have much for. I can either make something or, again, borrow something from Mama. A frosty white ballgown for Lady A can easily be a ghostly debutante for a Southern corpse bride with my vampire bite choker and sugar skull earrings, and a few other accents. OR I have, somewhere, a ballgown in white with big red roses on the skirt. Red on white has a certain ghoulish elegance, I think. I have a big red dance veil that would make a great shawl and a fake red rose to tuck in my hair. I may want to make a corsage of roses, lilies and autumn leaves, perhaps with a sparkly white or silver skull tucked in. The only thing I don't have is red shoes and possibly witchy stripey socks or stockings. My old sparkly red platforms are in sore need of repair. What I'd LIKE to do is get hold of a pair of character shoes and paint them a snazzy shade of glittery red. I have a pair of character shoes, but I want them to stay tan if at all possible. Which means an order to Discount Dance Supply and a trip to AC Moore. Thank god Mom showed me how to paint shoes in high school. Of course, it might not be a ball. It'll be easier for, say, a rave (purple corset, stripy lolita skirt and petticoat, boots and LED jewelry), or a sporting event (Baltimore Ravens t-shirt and hair bow, denim skirt or jeans, stripy socks, sneakers), but harder for, say, a hunting party (I'll need to sew a hunting habit and get a proper hat) or masquerade ball (could be done with just a mask for the ball gown or something else).


I've got less than two months. Here's hoping they give us something soon!

twistdfateangel: River Tam with the caption "driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole" (travel)
 I know this, because now, I'm trying to envision all my World of Darkness PCs as Keyblade users.

It's sad, really... )
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 I was at a LARP this weekend, playing a very flirty, tarty, airheaded character (NOT Rowen, the day Rowen is a tart, assume its an impostor and stake her), and I promptly got scooped up by a pervy PC (played by a guy I know vaguely from another game). He was constantly "pawing" at me (read: narrating the act) and I giggled along and squealed and generally acted like somebody a whole lot more secure in her sex appeal than yours truly. It was refreshing to play that way.

The next day, while driving home, Tim and I were discussing game and Tim asked me, "So how come you're more comfortable with PDA in character than out?"

That struck me as completely out of left field, so I asked where he got that idea. Apparently, the other player had smacked me on the ass a few times. I have been wracking my brains, trying to remember when that happened. I remember him narrating a firm swat to "my" backside, but the most physical contact I can think of is him kissing my hand and rarely, if ever, letting go (there was a great deal of wrist huffing, too, but I wear weird perfumes, so, meh). I honestly can't remember any inappropriate contact. That freaks me out. I feel really bad, because I don't want Tim to get the impression I can't stand to be touched by him in public. I like the other player, but I'm going to break any marriage vows.

It's not like I was judgmentally impaired, either. I hadn't had anything but water and a few ibuprofen for my feet. So, why is Tim remembering this and I'm not? He doesn't lie as a rule and I think I'd remember getting groped by somebody. It's happened before and I can remember those moments vividly and I kicked up an unholy fuss. Did it really happen? Who's confused here?

ARGH

Feb. 18th, 2010 11:23 am
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Too much to do today.

--Clean bathroom
--Do laundry, especially pajamas
--Find that paperwork for Mama Terry
--Find jewelry jar
--Go for walk
--Test hairstyle for tomorrow night
--Figure out if I actually want to show up for Sim tonight or get two hours more rest for tomorrow
--Write up Luna's sheet for Saturday
--Start choreographing ("Umbrella", "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger")
--Finish reviewing Atalanta app.
--Do dishes
--Excavate all luggage to find shimmer lotion and magenta lipstick
--Get some actual sleep, or what passes for it
twistdfateangel: (royalty)
((OOC Note: This is in Rowen's personal journal, not online.))

They were trying to scare me. They were trying to "dehumanize" me. They were trying to make me an object for barter. They were trying to make react.

They tried. They failed. )

I will fight back. And I will win.

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