Given all the recent debating, I've been keeping my eyes open and I have noticed a few distinct trends coming out of this particular group. Feel free to make corrections or additions. ^_~ ( Collapse )
*EDIT: First of all, I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who responded to the post. I am a musicologist at heart, and I'm getting frightfully interested in music and how it feeds into popular culture...as a mode for social change, how it affects other genres of art, including fashion... Postmodernist theory is at the core of all of this, and dictates that any kind of art form can't be divorced from its social and cultural contexts without losing meaning in the process. Even though I'm not in grad. school, I am doing my own research with that goal in mind...but mostly because I really love research, and I am a dork. (On that note, I may create a nice cross-reference and bibliography on my computer...if you don't want to be quoted, let me know, but some of your comments would really help me as I learn more. Your anonymity will be preserved, I assure you.)
Secondly, none of my pictures from any of my costumes have done justice to them...at all. My friend Aly lost her camera and with it, all of the pics from Otakon last year. Boo. I mixed burlesque and loli influences this Halloween and went as a marionette, but Bonnie didn't get any full-body shots. I am working on this, and will post some decent shots as soon as I can.