Have you ever heard of "bounding"? It's a subtle form of cosplay (which is "costume play" if you didn't know) achieved with everyday clothes. I first heard about this from reading Epbot (link here 'cause I love, as always), run by Jen and John Yates, of Cakewrecks (link here) hilarity - both favourite daily reads of mine, and highly recommended for a giggle. This (here) is an example post from Epbot showing a bunch of folks Disney-bounding - as Disney theme parks do not allow visitors to wear costumes, bounding is a way for folks to pay homage to their favourite Dis characters without breaking the rules.
here, and Shelbee's blog here) would be Hallowe'en for October, of course I wanted to feature a full-on Hallowe'en costume, but it's a little early (and the deadline is next week). Then I thought, "What about a bounding look?"
- Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; purchased here for $21.95
- Skirt - Peter Pilotto for Target, consignment; last worn here in October 2020 for a shopping day in Sidney with Cat
- Booties - Prepare 2.0 Tracker, Fluevog; last seen here in February with vintage D&G and roses
- Coat (below) - Elizabeth and James, 2017, consignment; purchased here for $32.00
See if you can guess what I'm bounding as! I'll give you a few hints.
First wearing of this new-to-me brilliant blue sweater - it was fine. It's a useful item, which is why I bought it. I have a cami on under this.
Geared up for standing in line.
- Purse - Danier, thrifted
- Silk scarf - Elaine Gold, vintage, Lazy Susan's
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Tile pendant - Raven's Roost, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
Bounding answer: If you guessed my personal super-hero idol Wonder Woman, you're right! Ten points for you! Try bounding yourself for a fun way to show off your fandom, whatever that may be.
After brunch, L and I did some errands - I had just enough time to pop into Rich Rags for a quick look around, where I spotted this scarf in a basket.
I could tell it was silk by feel, but it's nice to have it confirmed.
It's by Forele, and it's Italian. I couldn't find much else about it, although I saw scarves by them listed for $60 and up.
After a quiet afternoon, we headed over to Mac and Petra's for dinner.
I knew we'd be sitting around after dinner, and I didn't want to wear anything tight or restrictive.
I couldn't resist this one for $10.00 - it's been waiting for me since May!
It also has a full lacy yoke-style collar that goes all the way around.
All done up.
- Scarf - MetroWear, San Francisco
- Leather studded gloves - Danier Leather
- Mask - by Mom
And how was your weekend? Are you wearing anything spooky yet?