i’m too exhausted to unpack this but ok the idea that punk (or anything, this applies to all aesthetics) has become watered down because it’s all about the look or fashion
okay, you’re right the ideology is more important but if you think punk wasn’t about fashion during its 1970’s conception then you’re very wrong, and also fashion is ideology, fashion is culture, fashion is a performance of identity. don’t dismiss fashion.
fashion is also function. like i’m reading this book about east bay punk and the first time they saw studded bracelets was this kid, who would make them himself, and he would sharpen the studs to beat people up in the pit.
or like, let’s talk about why doc martens are considered the punk’s shoe of choice. it’s a workboot, at the end of the day, it is a workboot. they’re designed to last. they’re designed for people who stand for hours at a time and they (usually) have steel enforced toes. leather can take a fucking beating: punk is a working class movement, the clothes are things that will last.
there’s a thing to note that now a lot of “punk” pieces of clothing are really fuckin expensive but like. as a very very working class person the one thing my mother always stressed to me was to buy shit that lasts because then you’re not spending twenty dollars on a new pair of boots/new jacket/whatever every six months.
PUNK FASHION IS SO IMPORTANT. FASHION IS IMPORTANT. FASHION IS TANGIBLE IDENTITY POLITICS.
i wanna see someone cosplay the temple statue in SU
viney overgrowth and everything
And now I want do this.
GOOD i hope this inspires someone to cosplay this bc i want to see it so bad
This may be happening at a comic con next year. DAMN YOU.
aw man that’s such a cool idea!! especially if you had like a miniature house to carry around and laundry on your fingers! * v *
if I ever see a girl in public who is clearly going for something really bold with her look (crazy hair, makeup, outfit) and looks like she’s maybe uncomfortable or nervous about rocking it, I make sure to go up to her and tell her she looks fierce. It took a lot of courage to go out like that and somebody ought to notice.
changes lives. be sure to do that at least once a day.
you’re the type of person this world needs
|thesanityclause: Man I just wanted to tell you that I love seeing you and Nooby and Toughtink and stuff dressing up in all your awesome outfits and cosplays and I'm just overcome with joy over how cute and creative and amazing it all is and aaaaaaaaaahhhh! I love it. You're all so amazing.|
Meghan and Kelsey are so much better cosplayers than me, though, but I’ll catch up one day!
ohmygoodness why are you both such cuties!!
meg, you are a great cosplayer! all you need is more chances to do it and lord knows there’s a million out in cali! you’re also always welcome to join us at any fl cons if you’d like, of course! 0v0
that goes for you too, sanity! i met your coworker at megacon so you should totally come with her next time!