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As a teenager I went to the Venice Carnival. I made a mask out of a paper plate, got a metal coathanger and bent it into horns around my head and draped a black tshirt over that. At the time I thought I looked really cool, but thinking it over...

Tell us about your own oh-so-cool fashion innovations.

(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 14:24)
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They're not really fashion disasters...
...coz they're fancy dress costumes, but
they're definitely worth a giggle.

Mr T

Slipknot (I added a long black wig to this later - luckily no photos exist)

The Mr T one actually made the newsletter, when they asked about blacking up for a day...
(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 9:43, Reply)
Just remembered another one...
Looking through some old photos, I mentioned to my Mum that I had 2 remarkably similar pairs of trouser when I was an anklebiter: both were navy blue, with white and orange stripes. One pair though had vertical stripes and the other pair had horizontal stripes.
"Oh no" replied my Mum, "That was one pair of trousers! One leg was vertical and one horizontal!"
Laughing at my horrified face, she continued "They were horrible! But you loved them! I could never get you to wear anything else!"

So there you have it - my love of ...err, odd clothing started when I was very small.
(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 9:36, Reply)
When I met John Craven
I was wearing knickerbockers, a neck-scarf, flat-cap and weskit.
(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 6:32, Reply)
My Accessories
When I was in grade eleven I had a lot of good innovations. For one, I had a "pen on a leash," basically a pen attached to a small chain like the one you'd find guarding bank pens. It was attached to my watchstrap so it was always a flick away from being in my hand. Very very convenient.

Also, I wore two watches. The one on my left hand was a daytimer watch which kept phone numbers and supported programmable scheduling messages. On my other wrist was a hybrid digital watch/universal remote control. If I saw a TV, all I needed to do was check the brand and input a two-digit code and I could control it. My biology classroom had a TV in the corner that was always plugged in, and I convinced everyone it was haunted.

Another friend copied me and bought a remote control watch and we terrorised the Sony Store in the mall, convinced Sony was evil in our high school thinking. The best time was when we were in the mall after hours coming out of a movie. I turned on all the TVs in the store and raised the volume to maximum. They started to catch on that it was us responsible somehow, and even almost caught my friend once.

A few years later, I finally decided that wearing no watches was better.
(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 4:51, Reply)
Apeloverage: so food colouring doesn't dye your hair? Kool-aid powder does.

My sister was the posterchild for Kool-aid hair-dying when she was in grade seven. She dyed her hair purple or maroon. It doesn't leave a smell like you'd expect too.

Later on, we decided to dye my white dog's hair green using Kool-aid. He hated it but he was green for another month.
(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 4:43, Reply)
I used to go to summer camp in Devon
Went for 3 years.
There were a group of us that went each year from all over the world (Alicia Silverstone was one of the group - still friends now) so on our final year we made t-shirts. We got the camp t-shirts we were given, and in black marker made up names for each other on the back; due to the fact that I did competitive trampolining, I went around with a shirt saying "Trampy Sue".

(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 4:09, Reply)
I wore a Shell suit about the end of Shell suits shortlived lifecycle
and I wore it all the time. it was green, black, red and yellow. The brand? "Mono-ski". I tore them all the time and they became a Shell suit top and shorts after mum fixed them.

Around that time my friend had his shell shorts set on fire in the Savoy centre in Glasgow. I think they burnt shockingly fast. If it wasn't such a dangerous idea, it would be a great prank, because you end up stuck in a City Centre with no trousers.
(, Thu 31 Aug 2006, 2:15, Reply)
wrong shoes
during my skateboarding days in the mid eighties I asked for some zebra striped glo in the dark converse. I am unhappy to say I got them. I fucking hate you santa.
(, Wed 30 Aug 2006, 22:01, Reply)
how and why did you happen upon this website...you are very brave.
(, Wed 30 Aug 2006, 21:53, Reply)

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