Dreams come true

If it had my druthers, I’d dress the Swede in three days of facial scruff and a bed sheet.

And TECHNICALLY you can get away with that at Burning Man.

But of course if The Swede wants to let it go a little bit and cut loose, I’ve been scoping out options for him.

First of all, he did wear outfits at unSCruz last year.

My favorite was the Viking helmet.

I love everything about it – the faux fur vest, the tattoos, the helmet.

But The Swede wants a more ACCURATE helmet, never mind that it will be HOT and HEAVY in the Black Rock desert.

Here’s what I found (to the tune of $300+ and shipping from Bulgaria):

Seriously, THE BOMB, eh?

Especially for a REAL LIVE (descendant of) Vikings!

Then, of course I found some shirts, vests, and shorts which I think would look great on him.  Of course I’d rip the sleeves off the shirt and leave it unbuttoned.

In exchange, I’m willing to unbutton my shirts too 😉

Ironically, the BEST place to shop for Burning Man clothes is secondhand shops.

I’d pay money to see The Swede decked out in Steampunk.

We’ll just have to see if my dreams come true.

Electro Threads

Have you ever stumbled across a site on the internet and just fallen INSTANTLY IN LOVE?!

I mean, BESIDES when you fell in love with UNBLUNDER, that is. . .

😉

Well, that’s what happened to me when I came across Electro Threads.

And FYI, this is NOT an ad and I am NOT getting paid to write this.

Yes, I was looking for a wolf swimsuit on the internet.

Something big, bold, and colorful.

Like me.

So there I am, navigating my way through wolf onesies for BABIES when I clicked on a link for this:

INSTA-LOVE!

But then, I had to check out their other swimsuits.

And their onesies.

And their leggings.

And before I knew it, I was adding 5 things to my shopping cart and clicking on “BUY.”

Ahem.

 

iRobot

The theme for Burning Man this year is iRobot.

I think this is going to be a fun theme for outfits this year.

I have a pair of Star Wars robot leggings which I can’t wait to wear.

And I have a pair of robot leggings, which I just received in the mail specifically for wearing at Burning Man.

I like to think off leggings as the lazy man’s Burning Man outfit.

They come in cool graphic designs and are easy to wear.

Voilá!

Instant style.

However, it can be a little hot during the day

Too hot for leggings.

So I’ll probably wear my leggings at night.

I bought THIS awesome jacket from H&M to go with my robotic leggings:

So I’ve got my jacket.

I’ve got my leggings.

What kind of shirt will I wear?

No shirt, it’s Burning Man.

I’m wearing pasties!

Ok, I lie.

I bought a silver tank top to wear under my jacket.

Perfect for the occasion!

Burning Man, Year 3

So I’m going a little nuts again, getting all excited about going to Burning Man again.

I guess I was wrong when I said Burning Man was not for me.

I CAN’T WAIT to go.

In particular, I’m excited about going with Tejas and his new lady love.

We’ll make an unusual trio, but unusual is what Burning Man is all about, no?

Here is some of the stuff I’ve been eyeballing on etsy that I’d like to wear to TTITD.

This lovely playsuit, which caught my eye and I instantly fell in love with the moment I saw it.

playsuitThis light up white faux fur jacket.  To go with my white wizard outfit, natch!

jacketThis lovely necklace, which I want to gift to all my Burning Man brothers and sisters.

necklaceThese awesome dream catcher earrings.dream-catchersFake hair!  Because as much as I’d love to dye my hair pink and purple, my bosses wouldn’t appreciate it.

 

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Jumpsuits!  Because I love jumpsuits!  And the galaxy jumpsuit glows under a blacklight!

 

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And a BUNCH of t-shirts that I like:

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A little mushroom water bottle holder which is so cute:

mushroomA skeleton hands bra!  Whoah!  Who knew?!

skeleton-handsFire leggings.  For the burn, you know.  With the fire dreads. . . perfection!

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After the rain. . .

The power was out in my house so I was sitting on the couch talking with Krush via the light of a lantern.

I confessed to him that I’m really feeling rainbows as a theme for this Burning Man.

After the rain (my shitty 2015 burn) there is always some sun (a good 2016 burn, hopefully) to make a rainbow.

The imagery is not lost on me.

So I’ve bought a rainbow light up tutu:

etsy7And I own a rainbow jumpsuit:

 

And I just bought some rainbow aviator sunglasses:

sunglassesI wanted Krush’s opinion on which backpack to buy – a pale furry drawstring backpack or a bright, vibrant furry backpack.

 

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He laughed at me.

I’m not sure if he was laughing at the idea of me wearing rainbows or the absurdity of our dimly lit conversation.

But he selected the vibrant backpack. And so I bought it.

Trust me, I plan to wear regular clothes at Burning Man. And I plan to wear some other costumes at Burning Man.

But for me, the light at the end of my crappy 2015 tunnel is creating rainbows.

So I’m going to wear them.

And here’s some other stuff I’ve been eyeballing:

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I heart etsy

It may come as no surprise to you that I am a BIG fan of etsy.  Huge!

With all the burner activities and parties that come up, etsy is my go-to resource for costumes and extras.  Check out some of my favorites below:

UV Reactive leggings.  If I was a flow artist, I’d be all over these…

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Again, with the UV reactive Cyberlox.  Awesome and full of color.

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Mermaid hair falls.  I love these, but at $395 they’re out of my price range.etsy3

Ear cuff.  Totally gorgeous.  Would love to wear this to a festival.  Not Burning Man safe (feathers are MOOP).etsy4

I love these earrings because they have a bit of everything thrown into them.etsy5

Rhinestone ribbon trim.  For my hat.etsy6

Rainbow tutu with 60 LED lights.  I bought this, I just couldn’t pass it up.etsy7

Wings.  And pretty reasonable priced ones for what they are.

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An awesome spring wig.  Because someone is going to throw a French Renaissance party and I can’t wait to look like Marie Antionette.  We share the same birthday!

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Wha!  Dude, this is AWESOME!  A pirate hat with a pirate ship ON IT!

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So you know, if you’re looking for something unique and special, there’s no better place to go than etsy.  I swear the most creative artists get online there to sell their crafts and it’s mind-boggling how incredibly talented they are.

If you’re limited only by your imagination, then these artists are SOARING!

Pole dancing, again!

Yes, I went to another pole dancing expo.

I’m a little bit addicted.

Also, I have a “girl crush” on one of the dancers – a sexy, raven haired beauty.  She’s breathtaking.  And quite a powerful dancer.  She definitely commands my attention.

I had a great time watching all the women dance.

Nothing quite like a lithe body swinging around a pole and working a sexy routine on the floor to get me excited.  Not to mention the aerial acrobatics on the pole which are simply amazing!

I tried to take Matt with me to the performance but apparently men are not allowed.

How he would have loved to watch.

The fashion for pole dancers is to wear hot pants with wrapped leggings.  Like this:

The women looked very erotic and exotic in their leg wrappings and hot pants.  I found myself wanting to buy some just for me to enjoy wearing.

For the performances, one woman stripped down to her pasties while another one gave a lap dance to make you stand up and pay attention.  Another woman performed her routine with a ballet-spin to it, even getting aerial in some amazing poses.

All in all, they were such beautiful women and powerful dancers, they took my breath away.

Since I’m becoming addicted to pole dancing this can only mean one thing…

…pole dancing lessons for me!