Thursday, 13 November 2014

I'm Going On An Adventure

T.A.R.D.I.S. Jacket and a T.A.R.D.I.S.

The idea of visiting somewhere and wearing an outfit specific to that location isn't a completely new idea. For example, when visiting a Disney park, guests often wear Disney related shirts. The Fashion Exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum offers somewhat of an explanation for this. Over the years, t-shirts have evolved from mere undershirts to what we know them today as forms of advertisement. People wear shirts displaying things they like, and thus promoting it to the world. So if you go to a Disney park and wear a Disney related shirt, you are promoting that you like Disney, and it brings you even more into the experience.

Lately, just as the t-shirt has evolved over time, so has the wearing of Disney related shirts at Disney parks. The current trend is something called Disney Bound. This is where you wear an outfit that resembles what a Disney character wears- almost like a costume, but not quite. This form of dressing when visiting a park, further brings the guest into the environment and can even enhance the experience.

What I'm doing here is a bit more extreme than just dressing like a character. What I am proposing, is wearing the full costume of a character in the environment that they come from. I hope to travel to as many locations as possible and take pictures while wearing my costumes. I will then come back here and post the photos while writing about my experiences.

How many locations I will visit? I don't know, but I'm going to try to go to as many as possible.

Marko's jacket from Lost Boys at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

I've always found wearing something reminiscent of a character to a location that they come from to be quite fun, not just for me but for people around me as well. So I've already explored this idea, but now to delve further into it and see what happens.

I hope you find this as interesting as I find it. And all I have left to say, until my first official post, is...

Adventure is out there!

Hogwart's shirt and Slytherin jacket on the Hogwart's steps.

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