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8 minutes ago, TGP said:

What sort of artificial abomination is "Vegan Leather"?

Purely a marketing term to mean "Looks like real leather but no animals were harmed".

 

They omit the bit about the faux-leather generally being a petrochemical product. Because the oil industry is such a nice friends to animals.

 

In my case, I bought it because it was a third fo the price of real leather.

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On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

So I'd like to throw open the question, What is your costume?

A ***Redshirt.**

 

On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

It can be any approach.  Are you working on one now?

Not really. 

 

On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

Are you a fan who appreciates them but doesn't make them?

Pretty much ^ that.

 

On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

Do you have a favorite costume?  Do you have favorite memories of one?  Do you like realism, or abstraction, history, sci fi, or fantasy?

No, not really, and any of the above. 

 

On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

Does costuming connect to your gaming or other hobbies?  When and where do you wear costumes?

Like Inruly or Itheriel I have some SCAdian garb. Unlike them it has been in disuse for decades. 

 

On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

Are you making something for another person?  Or for a doll maybe?  What's your favorite one you've seen?  

Nope, nope, and none. 

 

On 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM, Pingo said:

What would you make if you had the materials and time?

A Chainmail shirt out of gleaming, stainless steel, split keyrings. Like:

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**My redshirt costume is a) lame and b) not applicable, wrong genre for Dreadmere. 

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24 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Purely a marketing term to mean "Looks like real leather but no animals were harmed".

 

They omit the bit about the faux-leather generally being a petrochemical product. Because the oil industry is such a nice friends to animals.

 

In my case, I bought it because it was a third fo the price of real leather.

Right. Naugahyde. :poke: No one cares how many Naugas are harvested. ::P:

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6 minutes ago, TGP said:

Right. Naugahyde. :poke: No one cares how many Naugas are harvested. ::P:

I'll have you know that Naugas naturally shed their hyde. So it's totally vegan appropriate.

 

Then PETA got involved. Claiming Naugas were force fed latex and polyurethane foam to make them plumper instead of their natural diet of down feathers, cotton balls and wool.

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37 minutes ago, TGP said:

Right. Naugahyde. :poke: No one cares how many Naugas are harvested. ::P:

I had a smurfhide chair in college. You know how many smurfs died to make that chair?

Not enough.

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On 8/17/2017 at 8:40 AM, TGP said:

What sort of artificial abomination is "Vegan Leather"?

 

Pleather. Aka vinyl.

 

On 8/17/2017 at 9:12 AM, TGP said:

A Chainmail shirt out of gleaming, stainless steel, split keyrings. Like:

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A friend of mine had a shirt that was exactly that, and it saved his life one night because apparently he had a tendency to wear the thing under his clothes every day. He'll tell the story about how he was saved from being gutted by his chain shirt, but he won't mention the fact that it was that kind of ring.

 

He still wears his SCA garb, and often his newer chain shirts, all the time in his normal life. Then he gets mad when people give him sideways glances for walking around in armor...

 

On 8/17/2017 at 9:58 AM, etherial said:

I had a smurfhide chair in college. You know how many smurfs died to make that chair?

Not enough.

 

Man, I see a lot of helmets that are padded with smurfhide too. It's a good thing they're an egg-laying species with a quick reproductive cycle. Sort of like chickens. You never really have to worry about running out of them.

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Picked up part of my costume for ReaperCon on Saturday at the local thrift store. It beats paying full price! 

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