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Help me design a loudly incognito outfit

Post by Gentleman Johnny on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:47 pm

OK, so I'm trying to get out to more events where I can dance, meet people etc. We've got tons of electronic music/rave events in Vegas with the most famous being EDC. So I decided, as I often do, that if I'm going to do something, I should make a splash. One thing I love to do for over the top events is come up with a cool masked character. It lets me communicate strictly through body language, which I'm pretty good at and everyone loves a little mystery in their lives. It also helps me shut off the self conscious part of my brain and just have fun. I figured I'd revisit a Cheshire Cat design I used back in the 90s but in the course of looking for a good Cheshire Cat mask, I ran into something that was cool enough to be worth redesigning the whole outfit around. So this shipped yesterday:





The teeth and the pink glow. All of the paint is blacklight reactive. Now I need the rest of the gear and I've got some ideas but nothing is really solid yet. I'm thinking a black base with colored piping and accessories but that's really all I've got. I know we've got plenty of cosplayers and other extreme wardrobe typs here, so I thought I'd see if anyone has suggestions.

Do I do Goblin King tight or just well fitted? I do not do rave pants that can house a family of four. Vest or jacket? What sort of gloves? Tabi boots or shit kickers? Imposing or lithe? I'm leaning towards the latter on that one.

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Post by reboot on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:39 pm

For some reason that mask made me think of Papa Legba in American Horror Story. Sorry I could not find a full body picture.
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Post by Gentleman Johnny on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:59 pm

I'm waiting for Netflix to get that season. I heard it was really good. I do have a grim reaper/Baron Samedi (AHS caught some shit for getting the wrong name on the character) outfit that looks a lot like that.

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Post by reboot on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:19 pm

You know, I wondered about that, but assumed I had mixed up my low mixed up.

The mask also pinged a Day of the Dead bell, which made me think of the Central American idol/folk saint Maximòn. Minus the giant hat, of course

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Post by Gentleman Johnny on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:21 pm

The line stile is based on a Maori style but I definitely see the resemblance to Central/South American indigenous styles.

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Post by reboot on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:31 pm

Ahhh.... I can see that now.

Also, Maximòn pinged because of what he is: Drunken, devilish Mayan god
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Post by Lemminkainen on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:35 pm

Re one of your specific questions: If you're wearing that mask at a rave, you absolutely should go full Goblin King. Embrace your outfit's full symbolic power!

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Post by Gentleman Johnny on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:02 pm

Oh, its definitely going to be larger than life. Anyone can wear a cool outfit but the key here is to present as the thing rather than as a guy in the thing. The devil is in the details and I'm not quite sure I'm willing to go the full bulging stretchy pants route. Or rather I could but then I'd need a matching compression shirt (not a big deal) and, most importantly, a belt with pockets or a close enough fitting vest.

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/88719792/cydroid-garter-pocket-belt?ref=shop_home_active_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/168083236/lemurian-apocalyptic-cyber-goth-uv?ref=shop_home_active_23

https://www.etsy.com/listing/100106086/tectonic-vest-multiple-pocket-traveling?ref=shop_home_active_2

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