Sam will never allow me to take photos of her wearing her punk attire for the 1980s costume parade as part of the schools Humanities Week. So, last night, while she was rummaging through my closet for a pink t-shirt, I decided to take photos of her costume and accessories instead. I thought she’d improvise with whatever metallic things she could find at home but she called up her father at work and asked him to pass by the mall to get her these faux metal spiked and studded leather bracelets.
The “metal” studs are silver in color; it’s the warm yellow overhead lights in my study that turned them to the color of brass. There are black bands as well, like leather strings, for the wrists and for the fingers. Then, there’s the necklace. Gothic, actually, but can pass off neatly for punk.
And for that pulled together look…
… she wore her father’s leather jacket. It belonged to Speedy’s father, actually, but still in mint condition. Sam had worn it to school once before as part of her Matrix costume. It’s a cool December but I’m sure she can only wear the jacket for a few minutes — just long enough to be visible in full costume.
It still hurts though that my daughter’s teachers refer to 1980s fashion as “costume.” That is soooo mean. Medieval attire would be a costume. Spanish era clothes too. 50s clothes even. But the 80s? That’s recent fashion. I insist. :cool: