Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weird Wednesday

Hi! Nothing weird about this Wednesday, actually. It's drizzly and Clementine and Jim are getting over being sick. Yesterday was lazy in the extreme. Between acrobatic acts of catching child-vomit in a bowl (sorry for that visual), we watched Anne of Green Gables, and I read a fair chunk of Splendors and Glooms, which is wonderful so far, living up to one of my fave-ever middle grade books, A Drowned Maiden's Hair, also by Laura Amy Schlitz. Today I am back to work. Yay! Almost back to work. First some random weirdness from the pin board:

Weird things to wear! 

It all began with this knitted balaclava from a 70s craft book. 

Utterly terrifying, no?

And look! More freaky face balaclavas! Was this a thing?
It's totally a family portrait!!!

This is a "wild man" costume of some sort, a real ritual/myth thing; more here:

Just ... fashion? I'm so getting that hat. 

Yessssss ....

What's weirder? Face mask skirt or naked Barbie skirt? Obviously the face masks are weirder.

This, apparently, is snow storm protection. 
But they don't look dressed for a snow storm, so I'm thinking it's fashion.


Cheers :-)


illustratorclaire said...

I hope it was a thing

Kathryn Rose said...

These are all somewhat terrifying.

Kim (YA Asylum) said...

Some of those masks are pretty crazy/weird. But I like the black knit dress, it'd be pretty awesome for a Halloween party. Or that white one with the faces, that reminds me of one of the monsters out of the Silent Hill.

Tiffany Marie said...

Ooo, I love the poison eye candy! Delish.
Btw, when we feel sickness invading I start dishing out the elderberry extract. We use the pure powder, but they have flavored liquids as well. Defeats colds/flu within hours.
I hope Jim and Clementine are much better now!
Have you read Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell? Looks good!

Stephanie Perkins said...

That knitted KKK hat (I MEAN REALLY) will haunt me in my nightmares forever.

But I totally love the orange balloon-face thing. :-)

And YOU KNOW Lola would wear that Barbie-doll skirt!

Beth Morey said...

Aaaahhhh that Barbie skirt is terrifying.

Jaime Morrow said...

I was totally going to say the same thing that Stephanie Perkins said about that one hat/mask/thingy: it is definitely reminiscent of a KKK hood. Yikes. O__O Between that and the Silence of the Lambs-ish children's balaclava, I think I'm going to have nightmares.

tone almhjell said...

Oh, where do you find all this weird stuff? I thought the mask dress was the most terrifying. Or the KKK hat.

Glad to hear kid and man are getting better. Oh, that first year of daycare/kindergarten/school. They should make a virus catching drinking game. Except not.

Peter Clark said...

Have finished "Daughter of . . ." and also "Days of . . .", now I'm desperate for the last one.
Please don't let it be too long, I don't have much time; I'm 74 years old and there's no-one to regenerate me :(

Peter (UK)

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