Top: Gift from Mrs. Spookshow
Skirt: Blackwatch kilt by Sportkilt
Boots: Distortion boot by Harley Davidson
Yesterday on Flickr, Ihopeyouareok commented on one of my photos and said, "So I love all these outfits, and think you look great. But I'm dying to see you pull off the skirt but with traditional male dress otherwise. Socks, sneakers, t-shirt, jacket, but still the skirt kind of thing! Have you found the heels and tights just work better?" Well, this one is for you!
I figured today would be a fun day to do this, since it's sort of going to be a bit of a masculine day for me (whatever that mean). I'm going to spend the day playing Warhammer 40k, a tabletop wargame, with a friend of mine, and then tonight we are watching the WWE Elimination Chamber ppv.
This outfit brings to mind one of the articles on fashion freedom I wrote last year, Boys in Dresses: A Primer. In it, I talked about the "spectrum" of boys in skirts, ranging from guys who wear kilts all the way to androgynous boys. While I'm not androgynous, I certainly fall much closer to it in the spectrum than to the traditional masculine kilted look. Here, however, I'm channeling the Bravehearts, ha!
|Lurky cat is watching. What you can't see is that the other one is also staring at me off camera. I often have an audience when I take these photos. Also, skeleton garden gnomes!|
This outfit is definitely outside of the norm for me. This may be the only outfit picture where I am wearing absolutely nothing from the women's department, ha! It's also the only picture of my legs without tights. I do not like wearing skirts without tights, it just feels awkward and utterly weird to me, but I wanted to keep this one on the Braveheart side, so here you go. I don't dislike this look, but it's just not entirely me, I feel. Regardless of that, I think it works really well for guys in skirts.
Yep, dork alert. I got this Boba Fett helmet for my birthday, and just couldn't resist fitting it into a photo here. It occurred to me after the fact that Boba does not actually use two blasters (that was his father, Jango Fett), but oh well. As if you needed more reasons to love me, I'm a huge geek.
That's it for today. Tomorrow I might have a new custom made dress from Mrs. Spookshow to show!