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4th-Oct-2007 06:39 pm
runaways, karolina
Happy Birthday Gillian!

Struck with the disappointing discover that one of my students was so young he thought the SNES was Nintendo's first Entertainment System, there was nothing to do except buy my comics (Buffy and Jack) and go figuring out how to dress myself as an American ten years younger.

Southgate charity shops yielded up a yellow spaghetti top and a pair of blue jeans that actually fit, and well. The funky little arm-warmer things? Well, I can't be arsed. Maybe someone nice will knit them for me. Otherwise, meh.

So then I have two choices - medical bracelet (LAME) or powers.

As my shirt and jeans don't actually leave a midriff, I don't need a body stocking, and only have to focus on my feet (white socks), arms and chest. Now, I could get a white polo neck and tie-dye it sexy colours, but that doesn't leave much scope for my face or hair does it?

As it's going to be the end of October and in GB, I have no intention of exercising my non-existent right to bare my arms (or my shoulders) so some sort of garment is needed. Which brought up the thought - maybe instead of using proper fabric dye, I could use either face paints or coloured hair spray on my body and on a white long sleeve.

Which means I turn to you, oh friendslist:
 - what's the cheapest and best way of colouring both a shirt and my face in rainbow pastels?
 - who wants to head Camdenwards on Saturday?
4th-Oct-2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
I have an airbrush, and both fabric paints and body paints. That might work? Especially if you did the shirt and exposed skin at the same time with body paints, which would probably go onto fabric ok?
4th-Oct-2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
...That works, yes.

Now to find a suitable top. What sort of fabric should I be looking at?
4th-Oct-2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Aside from tight? I'm not entirely sure. I'm guessing you'd get a better result from natural than synthetic fabric, but aside from that. . . hmm.
4th-Oct-2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Fabric paint works on pretty much everything, since it sits on top of the fabric instead of soaking in (like a dye would).

4th-Oct-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
one of my students was so young he thought the SNES was Nintendo's first Entertainment System


My first gaming system was a brand-new-just-released Atari 2600 with Breakout and Space Invaders; anybody remember that?
4th-Oct-2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
When on Saturday, as I have some time free, although not the whole day?
4th-Oct-2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
I think it might be Covent Garden, atch, for M&S goodness. Early afternoon?
4th-Oct-2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Eeee! Thank you!

Dude, I had an Atari, with Pitfall and everything.
4th-Oct-2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
You're going as a golden oldie? I'm trying to figure out your costume... ahahah
4th-Oct-2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
When do you want stripey arm warmer thingys? I'd happily knit you some depending on the timing (and a suitable picture of said items to work from). Sorry if that should be obvious from the post - it's been a bad bad week and I'm not really putting facts together properly at the moment.

I too had an "oh you're so young" moment with my students today. Have you seen the video clip of Will Wheaton talking about the NES in his speech at PAX? The final line was classic.
4th-Oct-2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Hallowe'en. So not a lot of time.

I have listened to the entire speech! I love him so.
4th-Oct-2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Well, I'm crazy busy with GSA prep and an NSF grant to write, but they wouldn't take very long so it might be doable. Would you say they were blue or black stripes? It's hard to tell with all the purple shiny going on.
5th-Oct-2007 08:02 am (UTC)
They are black, with from the top: brown, blue, red and yellow.

I would be very grateful, but there's no worry about it at all, if you can't. <3
13th-Oct-2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Want to send me an address?
5th-Oct-2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
I have silk paint, if you have a natural fibres top (eg cotton). It's iron-fix.
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