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Matt Deckard
10-26-2009, 01:15 PM
Marc Chevalier leaving his mimeograph machine for a moment to yell up to me that the stock market is crashing, and that all our dreams, all our money is gone... forever!

Detachable collar, real ticker-tape distressed appearance and all.

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs017.snc3/12436_162710378810_642563810_2901859_7361140_n.jpg

Marc Chevalier
10-26-2009, 02:14 PM
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Matt is too kind. :)


I was trying to look like a frantic stockbroker on October 25, 1929.


I could only get hold of 6 feet of ticker tape. (Try finding some yourself. It's really hard!) I wish I'd had lots more to drape around my shoulders. As it was, the measly strips of ticker tape were thought to be a tape measure by many people there. The frantic stockbroker became a frantic tailor! :(


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Marc Chevalier
10-26-2009, 02:16 PM
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Also, see this thread for lots of GREAT vintage-esque costumes:http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?p=891060

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Matt Deckard
10-26-2009, 02:20 PM
I thought I was the frantic tailor.

Marc Chevalier
10-26-2009, 02:22 PM
I thought I was the frantic tailor.




No wonder folks kept calling me "Matt" all night. ;)

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Trickeration
10-26-2009, 02:47 PM
Marc, I was watching the Cicada broadcast at home when Dean called you to the stage. I nearly fell out of my chair! You were in great character and looked fantastic!:eusa_clap

ThesFlishThngs
10-26-2009, 03:16 PM
A beautiful moment of panic.
Marc, your expression is very similar to the one worn by Scott Fitzgerald in his latter photos; during that time his life had completely fallen apart and he must have realized all his attempts to repair it would end in futility.
(I hope yours is just a very good act! ;))

Matt Deckard
10-26-2009, 03:20 PM
The look is actually surprise that I'm taking the time to shoot a picture of him during his tour.

AtomicEraTom
10-26-2009, 03:59 PM
We are dressing up for Halloween at work on Friday, I am thinking of doing Capone.

chanteuseCarey
10-26-2009, 05:13 PM
Were any FL-ers there besides Matt, Marc, and Professor??

I always wanted to create costumes based on those by Walter Plunkett for the Beaux Arts Ball in An American in Paris...

chanteuseCarey
10-26-2009, 05:15 PM
A truly great picture:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
Marc Chevalier leaving his mimeograph machine for a moment to yell up to me that the stock market is crashing, and that all our dreams, all our money is gone... forever!

Detachable collar, real ticker-tape distressed appearance and all.

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs017.snc3/12436_162710378810_642563810_2901859_7361140_n.jpg

Marc Chevalier
10-26-2009, 06:53 PM
Were any FL-ers there besides Matt, Marc, and Professor??



Uh huh. Idledame and Miss Neecerie were there, along with lots of Fedora Loungers who almost never post in the threads.

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Matt Deckard
10-26-2009, 07:35 PM
They're in hiding.

Miss_Bella_Hell
10-26-2009, 08:34 PM
Marc, I think you've found the male equivalent of the "Sexy _____" that women strive for each Halloween! A vintage 3 piece! :eusa_clap But next time you might consider a push up bra.

Marc Chevalier
10-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Marc, I think you've found the male equivalent of the "Sexy _____" that women strive for each Halloween! A vintage 3 piece! :eusa_clap



Thanks! :)






But next time you might consider a push up bra.



Um, :eek: !

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Marc Chevalier
10-27-2009, 03:41 PM
Marc, I was watching the Cicada broadcast at home when Dean called you to the stage. I nearly fell out of my chair! You were in great character and looked fantastic!:eusa_clap



Ha! It's now on a video clip for all to see: http://www.clubcicada.com/broadcast_archive/Mora-10-25-09.asp


My hammy performance is in Part Two, 0:09:00.


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Snookie
10-31-2009, 09:11 AM
We didn't make it to Cicada on Sunday, but I thought I'd post our Halloween costumes here: Carmen Miranda and Charlie Chaplin!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4060248388_b0408a9826_o.jpg

The Chaplin costume was about the easiest costume I've ever done - thank goodness for the closet full of ill-fitting clothes! :eusa_doh: ;) I made my Carmen outfit - using fabrics from my stash and borrowing jewelry from friends kept the cost to about $30. Not bad, huh?

Any more vintage-inspired costumes out there this year?

chanteuseCarey
10-31-2009, 09:26 AM
worn last night, Marlene Dietrich:

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL988/3409603/22671200/377047417.jpg
I altered the sleeve length of my husband's tux shirt and his tailcoat sleeve length to fit me, and the waist of the vest. The 30s vintage tuxedo trousers I probably bought 20 years ago (my first vintage purchase) and had them altered some time back to fit me perfectly. Also wore his vintage white suspenders under the vest, these really make all the difference on the vintage tux trousers fitting right. My silk collapsible opera hat I've had since the late 1980's, its been popped so many times the lining is shredded where the mechanisms are, but still lots of fun.

Fletch
10-31-2009, 09:33 AM
:eusa_clap There's nothing better than a lady who can bring off white tie and tails. I almost typed "pull off", but caught myself just in time...:rolleyes:

chanteuseCarey
10-31-2009, 09:46 AM
Thank you Fletch! It was a real kick for me wearing this, especially the vintage tux trousers with the vintage white suspenders.

I'm missing my pocket square and the white flower in the lapel- will be wearing this again out dancing tonight so I'm hoping to get another and better picture. Where's that art deco architecture backdrop when you need one!

The tux trousers had suspender button thread remnants on the inside of the waistband, so I used them for placement. I put the center back buttons on the outside of the waistband.


:eusa_clap There's nothing better than a lady who can bring off white tie and tails. I almost typed "pull off", but caught myself just in time...:rolleyes:

chanteuseCarey
10-31-2009, 10:08 AM
You two both look fantastic!!!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap


We didn't make it to Cicada on Sunday, but I thought I'd post our Halloween costumes here: Carmen Miranda and Charlie Chaplin!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4060248388_b0408a9826_o.jpg

The Chaplin costume was about the easiest costume I've ever done - thank goodness for the closet full of ill-fitting clothes! :eusa_doh: ;) I made my Carmen outfit - using fabrics from my stash and borrowing jewelry from friends kept the cost to about $30. Not bad, huh?

Any more vintage-inspired costumes out there this year?

Snookie
10-31-2009, 11:11 AM
Thanks Carey! You look fantastic too - I'd have a hard time returning that outfit to my husband if I looked that good in it!:eusa_clap

chanteuseCarey
10-31-2009, 12:08 PM
Gosh, thanks Snookie- Its been a kick altering and wearing this, so totally different for me! I love all of it; the clothes, the vintage hairstyling, the eyelash extensions, the red pointed oval nails, and the fancy PL shoes too.

I'm now inspired to look for a vintage tailcoat, shirt, vest and tie and have them custom fitted for me... For many years I've had a vintage ad for Chesterfield cigarettes that showed Fred Astaire AND his sister Adele Astaire both wearing white tie and tails.


Thanks Carey! You look fantastic too - I'd have a hard time returning that outfit to my husband if I looked that good in it!:eusa_clap

C-dot
10-31-2009, 12:22 PM
I took the precaution of preparing early for handing out treats and the late night haunted house circuit. Not saying I'm the best, but I'm pretty darn proud:

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv290/C-dot_02/Halloween3001.jpg

I had just finished reading a book about vamps of the 1920's, so Vilma Banky and Theda Bara were my last-minute inspiration.

Come on, stretch out your necks! ;)

dhermann1
10-31-2009, 01:07 PM
We didn't make it to Cicada on Sunday, but I thought I'd post our Halloween costumes here: Carmen Miranda and Charlie Chaplin!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4060248388_b0408a9826_o.jpg

The Chaplin costume was about the easiest costume I've ever done - thank goodness for the closet full of ill-fitting clothes! :eusa_doh: ;) I made my Carmen outfit - using fabrics from my stash and borrowing jewelry from friends kept the cost to about $30. Not bad, huh?

Any more vintage-inspired costumes out there this year?
You know Carmen Miranda never wore undies? Not that I'm suggesting anything or . . . uhhhh . . . errr . . . I mean . . . that is . . . (backs slowly out of the door and disappears . . . )

Snookie
10-31-2009, 01:22 PM
I did come across a rather compromising photo of her when I was researching my costume...I will say that I was *not* going for complete authenticity...

C-dot
10-31-2009, 03:03 PM
You know Carmen Miranda never wore undies? Not that I'm suggesting anything or . . . uhhhh . . . errr . . . I mean . . . that is . . . (backs slowly out of the door and disappears . . . )

Have you by chance read Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon? ;)

Matt Deckard
10-31-2009, 05:25 PM
We didn't make it to Cicada on Sunday, but I thought I'd post our Halloween costumes here: Carmen Miranda and Charlie Chaplin!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4060248388_b0408a9826_o.jpg

The Chaplin costume was about the easiest costume I've ever done - thank goodness for the closet full of ill-fitting clothes! :eusa_doh: ;) I made my Carmen outfit - using fabrics from my stash and borrowing jewelry from friends kept the cost to about $30. Not bad, huh?

Any more vintage-inspired costumes out there this year?


And the whole night I thought he was hitler.

Fletch
10-31-2009, 08:34 PM
Let me guess...you're with the Un? lol

Slim Portly
10-31-2009, 11:54 PM
I started this year's costume with my old Renaissance Faire gear, along with a floor-length trench coat. I added hat and boots, a leather belt from my closet, a few sashes and a head scarf, a borrowed scabbard and blunderbuss, some cheap costume jewelry, and copious amounts of eye makeup. The mustache was inspired by Errol Flynn.

I took a few pictures before going out tonight...
http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr31/allgood702/Misc/IMG_3300_CROP_Small.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr31/allgood702/Misc/IMG_3324_CROP_Small.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr31/allgood702/Misc/IMG_3312_CROP_Small.jpg


And then more at the party I went to, where I met a very cute Willy Wonka.

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr31/allgood702/Misc/IMG_3330_CROP_Small.jpg

chanteuseCarey
11-01-2009, 08:21 AM
Decided to play around with trying to create my own version of an online pic I had found of Marlene Dietrich, so last night we went over late to the Standford Theater in Palo Alto. A fabulously restored 1926 Art Deco movie palace. They graciously allowed us to take photographs in their lobby stairwell area. In my full white tail and tails regalia; with gardenia pin, silk pocket square, vintage pocket watch and vintage watch chain. I'm holding my vintage 40s AO eyeglasses
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL988/3409603/22671200/377083484.jpg

The back view, showing off the vintage suspenders here, and how nicely these vintage 30s tuxedo were altered to fit me like a glove. A good alterations gal is worth her weight in gold!
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL988/3409603/22671200/377083440.jpg

Forgive the red eye here in this first pic- I don't know how to do that fix on Photoshop yet! Usually pics taken with my not wearing my eyeglasses don't come out so well, but I liked these
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL988/3409603/22671200/377083381.jpghttp://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL988/3409603/22671200/377083315.jpg

The parting shot, very late or very early rather-my hair is a bit of a mess from wearing the hat all evening, but I don't care...
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL988/3409603/22671200/377083294.jpg

C-dot
11-01-2009, 10:40 AM
You look fantastic as a swashbuckler, Slim Portly :)

Papa Smurf
11-01-2009, 11:03 AM
Happy Halloween, from Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee' Pea.

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/papasmurf7467/Halloween%202009/Halloween2009017.jpg

chanteuseCarey
11-01-2009, 11:08 AM
FABULOUS!!!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
Happy Halloween, from Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee' Pea.

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/papasmurf7467/Halloween%202009/Halloween2009017.jpg

Phineas Lamour
11-01-2009, 04:29 PM
Nice costumes, everyone. Here's mine.
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab220/Phineas_Lamour/IMG_4770.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab220/Phineas_Lamour/IMG_4772.jpg

chanteuseCarey
11-01-2009, 05:41 PM
I especially like the one done as a Blk/Wht:)


Nice costumes, everyone. Here's mine.
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab220/Phineas_Lamour/IMG_4770.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab220/Phineas_Lamour/IMG_4772.jpg

Mr. 'H'
11-01-2009, 05:49 PM
Marc Chevalier leaving his mimeograph machine for a moment to yell up to me that the stock market is crashing, and that all our dreams, all our money is gone... forever!

Detachable collar, real ticker-tape distressed appearance and all.

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs017.snc3/12436_162710378810_642563810_2901859_7361140_n.jpg

Is that at the Oviatt Building?

Lauren
11-01-2009, 05:58 PM
Fun!
I was an aviatrix, and my husband was a depression era bum.
http://wearing-history.com/images/aviatrix.jpg
http://wearing-history.com/images/hobo1.jpg
http://wearing-history.com/images/hobo2.jpg

chanteuseCarey
11-01-2009, 06:08 PM
These are both GREAT Lauren!! Too fun...:eusa_clap :eusa_clap


Fun!
I was an aviatrix, and my husband was a depression era bum.
http://wearing-history.com/images/aviatrix.jpg
http://wearing-history.com/images/hobo1.jpg
http://wearing-history.com/images/hobo2.jpg

Marc Chevalier
11-01-2009, 06:53 PM
Is that at the Oviatt Building?



Yes, on the stairwell between the 11th and 12th floors.



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Fletch
11-01-2009, 07:02 PM
The Popeye family...some sorta screwball aerial comedy...and Emmett Kelly III! Love 'em all. :eusa_clap

Cheapass Golden Age Batman, unfortunately, must wait for daylight to re-emerge...went over nicely with the trick or-treaters, tho I imagine a lot of the little ones didn't recognize the Cowled Crusader without his all-black muscle suit. [huh]
Anyway, there were no complaints, 'cause I had M&Ms. Plain AND peanut! Sometimes, Robin, penny wise is pound foolish...

Phineas Lamour
11-02-2009, 07:28 AM
I especially like the one done as a Blk/Wht:)
Thanks, Carey. Nice tux by the way.

Mrs. Merl
11-02-2009, 07:49 AM
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - everybody! I am always so impressed on this forum! I was sad I had to just wear something from my closet this year, since I didn't get to finish the outfit I was making since my husbands mother has been in the hospital all week. Not getting to get dressed up in something new is killer on this costumer. Boo hoo. But you all were awesome! Glad I get to look at your pictures.

Marc Chevalier
11-02-2009, 09:23 AM
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It's a drag being a stockbroker on October 25, 1929.



http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/crosby_square/Cicada%20Club%20Halloween%20party%202009/15834_1261449579783_1335991038_3076.jpg


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chanteuseCarey
11-02-2009, 10:16 AM
Marc, what did your darling daughter dress up as for Halloween?? And the wife?


.It's a drag being a stockbroker on October 25, 1929. http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/crosby_square/Cicada%20Club%20Halloween%20party%202009/15834_1261449579783_1335991038_3076.jpg.

Slim Portly
11-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Great job one and all with vintage-inspired costumes!

Marc Chevalier
11-02-2009, 10:56 AM
Marc, what did your darling daughter dress up as for Halloween?? And the wife?




My daughter is only a year old, so she didn't go trick-or-treating. We dressed her in a t-shirt with pumpkins on it, and in black pants. My wife didn't go to the Cicada Club on Oct. 25 -- it's not really her thing, she's not much into the vintage scene.


For Halloween night itself, we didn't wear costumes. Instead we went and saw THIS onstage at UCLA:


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Levallois
11-02-2009, 09:19 PM
I'm wearing 40s garb and the wife is wearing 20s garb but we had fun anyway - outdoor Halloween party in Arlington VA. Apparently, we were supposed to look tough in this photo but I didn't get the memo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Levallois/DCTrip004-1.jpg

ThesFlishThngs
11-02-2009, 09:25 PM
Whoa, Marc - Shockheaded Peter! As in the shock opera developed by the Tiger Lillies? I have their cd and dvd, but have not yet been able to attend a live performance, either by the TLs themselves, or any worthy imitators.

Good for you.

And it goes without saying that you didn't subject your wee daughter to that. At least not yet. ;)
(Though I remember the original book from my elementary school library, and what a lasting impression it made; most especially "The Great Long-Legged Scissor Man, and Harriet and the Matches".)

chanteuseCarey
11-02-2009, 11:20 PM
FABULOUS!!! Thanks for the youtube clip here.


My daughter is only a year old, so she didn't go trick-or-treating. We dressed her in a t-shirt with pumpkins on it, and in black pants. My wife didn't go to the Cicada Club on Oct. 25 -- it's not really her thing, she's not much into the vintage scene.


For Halloween night itself, we didn't wear costumes. Instead we went and saw THIS onstage at UCLA:


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Edward
11-03-2009, 04:45 AM
Everyone looks fabulous! I spent both of the weekend nights performing with my new Rocky Horror floorshow revue, Shock Treatment Productions. I've not seen any photos as of yet, so we'll see. Had to wear a substitute for one of my corsets as I've gained a lot of weight since I bought it (I was ten and a half stone back then - at 5'10" and a guy, you can probably see why this gets referred to now as my 'Belsen chic' phase). Hopefully it can be altered, as I don't think I want to be that small again! I'll put a photo up when I get one...

Next year, I'm hoping my shows don't clash with all the Halloween events. I hate it when the day itself falls on a weekend, as you don't get any spreading out of events, and everything happens at once.

Marc Chevalier
11-03-2009, 08:31 AM
And it goes without saying that you didn't subject your wee daughter to that. At least not yet. ;)



Nope ... we'll wait until she reaches the age of reason: about 8 years old.

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WH1
11-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Marc, I think you've found the male equivalent of the "Sexy _____" that women strive for each Halloween! A vintage 3 piece! :eusa_clap But next time you might consider a push up bra.

How do you know he isn't wearing one, very continental you know, and Marc is a man of the world!lol lol ;) :D

Marc Chevalier
11-03-2009, 09:34 AM
How do you know he isn't wearing one, ...




:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:



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Matt Deckard
11-03-2009, 12:36 PM
Those people on stage... aren't they the same people from A boy and his Dog?

velvetongue
11-04-2009, 02:15 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3507/4074582468_fc4d8d5412_o.jpg

this year I went as a mermaid: sequined top, flesh-coloured fishnets (from my closet). green fishtail skirt (slightly below knee length), thrifted. green lace wool capelet, handknit. accessorized with pearl and shell jewelry from my closet, and a trident (not pictured) from the costume store.

mattfink
11-05-2009, 07:32 AM
My wife and I as classic dirty robbers!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j84/mattfink59/16133_165923281545_628021545_291719.jpg

chanteuseCarey
11-12-2009, 10:25 PM
TERRIFIC!!! Love the costumes AND this photo:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap


My wife and I as classic dirty robbers!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j84/mattfink59/16133_165923281545_628021545_291719.jpg