Miss Tess

January 19, 2009, 9:47 am
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What started out with my demonstrating how one of my coworkers wore her cardigan (around her neck as a big shawl/cravat/cape) turned into a cardigan cravat at launched a small infatuation with them.

The post cardigan cravat turned into the silk blouse cravat:

Jacob the Rabbit

and morphed into the “length of fabric bought in haste at walmart pre-burning man” cravat:

Mr. Blue

I know you can’t really see the detail but they looked wonderful but didn’t do so well when they moved around (CURSE THEM! jk) and had funny lumps where they shouldn’t have them. So my next mission is to make a simple cravat, which is just a long rectangle of fabric. The mastery here is in the different ways to tie it, the design is simple (unless my 1 minute of research is completely faulty which is entirely possible) but the possibilities are endless. I then want to move onto something a little more sculptural that you won’t have to tie but will have snaps or something to secure it and keep it from shifting during important tea parties. I suppose if you don’t tie it yourself it won’t be a cravat any longer but we’ll just ignore that little detail.

Here’s a great illustration of different cravat styles. It’s a bit satirical of dandies but it still has some useful ideas:


I’ve stayed up far past my bedtime so no more cravat pictures. Imagine, if you will, the biggest and most cartoonish and/or garish cravat and that’s what I’m hoping to make. Stay tuned, I know you’re on the edge of your seat!


DJ Space Love Monkey
May 1, 2008, 2:09 pm
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I’m diverging a bit from my normal posting of a funny thing from the internet to post a funny costume that I made. Hey, I did find this picture on the internet so I guess it does fall into my “interesting things I found on the internet” parameters.

Behold, le DJ Space Love Monkey:

And Now For Something Completely Different

Hilarious.  This was for a party in Boston called “Debauchery”, and this was the 6th year.  It was held at my friend’s house, and I know the guest list was something like 300. No clue at how many showed up.  It seemed like everyone loved Jeremy’s costumes, and lots of folks I didn’t know came up and talked to me about. Right now my head is swollen from all the compliments, I guess it’s time to go to school and screw up an assignment or something 😉

I love working with this group of friends, especially Jeremy.  He is really willing to go for anything, gets his idea to me fast, and will like it so long as it fits and is awesome.  I think it’s going to be a hit at burning man as well. Wahoo! Success!