Bonus: Going Outfit
For dipping it low with Samuel R. Delany and Pajama Sam (at the same time).
Heeeey. Funnily enough, once I found myself out of dodge of the city in the world with the most Stuff Per Capita going on (NYC), I actually became more of a go-outer, go figure. To me, the BEST part of going out—to a snobby poetry reading, to a club with an awful dad-rock band playing, to a gay bar projecting Sex and The City episodes on the wall as everyone kisses everyone they’re not related by blood to—is the chance to wear a Going Outfit, something that will not only delight me and facilitate my good time that night, but also create a pleasant memory for those around me.
We all know those moments—seeing a person in the bathroom wearing a matching set so flawless you genuinely HAVE to know where it’s from, the home-sewn slip dress with .jpgs of Top Ten Saddest Anime Deaths that gives you a whole new watchlist, the bro wearing a Schoolhouse Rock tank top that makes you tear up a little from nostalgia in the club, even though he was sporting it either ironically or because he literally had nothing else to wear. You have the power to create magic for yourself, those around you, and all of y’all together as a unit, if you choose the right Going Outfit.
There are five components that make a good Going Outfit:
Must be so comfortable you can easily dash, full speed and dodging obstacles, towards or away from anyone you deem worthy of your attraction/revulsion
Must be vintage or small business—unique enough that the likelihood of anyone else wearing your fit is 0.01%, and if you do run into your twin, it will be a heavenly meeting of the minds, a true discovery of your kin, instead of another forgettable brick in the wall
Must be absolutely unhinged in some way—shows a ton of skin! Shows almost ZERO skin! Shows skin in a weird way! Has provocative imagery! Has nostalgic imagery! Has confounding imagery! Lumps and bumps! X-treme neons! Close-to-cosplay! Etc. This is for purposes of you having fun and will also set you apart from everyone in such a way that will incite friendship, adventure, free stuff, words of sacred wisdom from the bodega/kiosco clerk, and, if you’re in the market, romance…?
Movement! Swishing, swirling, flapping, flopping, flipping! What have you!
Can’t cost so much that you’d have to commit seppuku if something terrible and completely inevitable were to happen to it (sweat stains, beer spills, burn holes, what have you), or are hardy enough that no matter what happens, you’ll be able to patch/wash/tape it up and live to party on another day in the same garb
.jpg prints (especially of your OWN FACE/ASS/LOVED ONES’ FACES/ASSES)
Words (so people gotta get in close to read)
Jewelry (too much potential for loss/injury ([unless it’s these, which you should DIY])
“Objectivity” (make of this what you will)
Unwieldy/easy to lose stuff that might disturb other partygoers
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Whether you’re thinking Manos: The Hands of Fate, Suspiria, Las Manos de Orlac, or Santa Sangre (IYKYK <3), this cloak makes your body into a horror movie poster in a swishy, seductive way (and also suggests both handsiness ;) and amputation of hands :O depending on what expression you paste on your face :)
This dress radiates sheer carnal sensuality, without getting too sexy, in fact this dress would be almost completely asexual in the National Geographic kinda way if not for its scant proportions and the existence of Furries—only the exact right kind of people will deign to approach you in this number.
Wear just one, or both, depending on what message you want to send (“Stay” would be so compelling if arriving late to a function your crush came early to)
This cow is just nice :) And who doesn’t like peace???
These boots were made for dahn-saaang (and would look SO good with a number of items on this list, as metallics read as attention-grabbing but essentially neutral—try with the above Manos cloak, or the below gold set, or anything you damn well please)
Ok I will NOT recommend you buy the above hoodie by…deep breath…”Vetememes,” oof…much less a FAKE of it that I saw floating around the web for $200 with a TYPO…But it did get me thinking that if I saw someone at the club with Humongous Entertainment drip, I would maybe probably definitely hit on them and fall in love with them and start a life with them, and you KNOW Pajama Sam and Putt-Putt are the S-tier of the HE canon (normally I wouldn’t link TeePublic, but there are NO vintage HE merch tees to be found…We need to make our own crop so Gen Alpha grows up privvy to the gospel)
I like this blue ^ and this cream v best of the options on offer
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