Burning Man Essentials: Accessories

 

LED hair accessories.  Fun and functional. Glow in the dark skeleton hands – fun and creepy!
Lightweight backpack for gear/water on the playa. Less lightweight but more stylish backpack if you’re inclined to go that way.
FAUX FUR fox tail.  Cheeky! Lightweight parasol.  To protect you from the blazing hot sun.
Tribal necklace.  Instant outfit. Furry leg warmers.  Very cute for playa bunnies.
Furry RAINBOW leg warmers.  Hardcore! Fishnet gloves.  Easy accessory.
Long fishnet gloves.  Perfect with almost anything. Shoulder holster.  Looks great on men and women.
Leather utility belt.  You need space to stash your stuff. Holographic/iridescent fanny pack.  For the ladies.
Men’s tactical fanny pack. Pasties.  Enough said.
Festival hat (this one is mine). Burning Man hat.  Can’t believe you can buy this on Amazon!
Steampunk hat.  Stylish on men and women! Cyber locks.  For when you’re having a bad hair day.
Dread falls.  Like cyber locks but with yarn. Keychain/pendant.  Can’t believe you can buy this on etsy!
Men’s harness. Edgy! Women’s harness.  Perfect peeking out under a tank top or over a bikini.
White wige – to save you from a bad hair day. Ombre wig.  Complete your outfit with a colorful wig!
Antlers.  Doh! Iconic Burning Man look on Pinterest.  Buy the top on etsy here.
See iconic Burning Man look., above  Get tribal necklace. Pixel boa.  Because sometimes a light up jacket is just too hot!

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Burning Man Essentials: Accessories

 

LED hair accessories.  Fun and functional. Glow in the dark skeleton hands – fun and creepy!
Lightweight backpack for gear/water on the playa. Less lightweight but more stylish backpack if you’re inclined to go that way.
FAUX FUR fox tail.  Cheeky! Lightweight parasol.  To protect you from the blazing hot sun.
Tribal necklace.  Instant outfit. Furry leg warmers.  Very cute for playa bunnies.
Furry RAINBOW leg warmers.  Hardcore! Fishnet gloves.  Easy accessory.
Long fishnet gloves.  Perfect with almost anything. Shoulder holster.  Looks great on men and women.
Leather utility belt.  You need space to stash your stuff. Holographic/iridescent fanny pack.  For the ladies.
Men’s tactical fanny pack. Pasties.  Enough said.
Festival hat (this one is mine). Burning Man hat.  Can’t believe you can buy this on Amazon!
Steampunk hat.  Stylish on men and women! Cyber locks.  For when you’re having a bad hair day.
Dread falls.  Like cyber locks but with yarn. Keychain/pendant.  Can’t believe you can buy this on etsy!
Men’s harness. Edgy! Women’s harness.  Perfect peeking out under a tank top or over a bikini.
White wige – to save you from a bad hair day. Ombre wig.  Complete your outfit with a colorful wig!
Antlers.  Doh! Iconic Burning Man look on Pinterest.  Buy the top on etsy here.
See iconic Burning Man look., above  Get tribal necklace. Pixel boa.  Because sometimes a light up jacket is just too hot!

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Steampunk Costume: The accessories

So of course with Steampunk costumes, the devil is in the details so I am working hard trying to add a few details to my costume.

To begin with there’s the hat, which I somehow must adorn with bits and bobs in order to make it look steampunky.

Here are some of the things I’ve gathered to outfit the hat properly.

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And here are the necklace and earrings I purchased for the outfit.

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 Then there are the gloves. Lord knows that wearing gloves is going to bug the daylights out of me, but for the sake of fashion, I can pull them off.

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But the real accessory here is the belt I am wearing which I can hang things off of.  Check it out!

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Now I’ve just got to get the accessories to hang off the belt.  I’ve already purchased skeleton keys to make a key ring:

steam10What’s left?  Goggles (of course), maybe a clock, a compass, a mug, etc.

I’m not even going to tell you how much this costume is costing me.  Not with all the custom made etsy parts that are going into it.  Suffice to say that I better wear this for a long, long time coming!

Is hot and heavy not enough anymore?

Are we now required to accessorize?

Surely there is an episode of “Sex and the City” which can answer this question for me. I have to admit, being married for 9 years left me grossly uneducated in the sexual etiquette while dating department. There seem to be all these rules to follow and I continue to mangle them with my carefree jump-first-look-later approach to life.

Case in point – there is a lovely new lingerie line I’ve discovered called “Spoylt” which markets beautifully constructed lingerie made from truly decadent fabrics. A quick perusal of their glorious website reveals a new product heretofore unknown to me – the lingerie tool belt

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I’ve always associated toolbelts with people who work in the trade industry. What does it say if you own a toolbelt designed to assist your performance in the bedroom? Blindfold, wrist ties, and nipples tassles are included for the (dubious) price of $239.00

While I can see the benefit of keeping things like condoms and lube handy, wouldn’t strapping them to your waist make them just A LITTLE BIT TOO HANDY and perhaps SCARY as well?! This screams PROFESSIONAL at me and being a professional in THAT industry is not something I aspire too.

Have we streamlined sex to a point that we are now required to wear our favorite accessories around our waist for EASY ACCESS?

Does dating now require a toolbelt?