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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:13 PM
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Please provide ideas: I am dressing as a Japanese person in pajamas
Right, so where I work, everyone is dressing up. My department has decided on pajamas.

I have a cool kimono (well, not an actual kimono, but one of those summer ones that doesn't have that big thing on your back... and it is actually from Japan - my ex bought it there)... and so I since I didn't want to spend any money on this, I thought I would dress as a geisha in pajamas.

I was thinking:

Red kimono

Black four-inch tall platform sandals with white socks

Curlers in hair, but with chopsticks with silk flowers stuck in the top

White makeup with tiny red mouth, then overlaid with green face-mask-style makeup.

A Hello Kitty plush toy




Is this crazy or cool?

And, yes I get to sit down most of the day.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:24 PM
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1. sounds good. gut the kitty and use her as your purse cover
wait, i gotta find you this pic. hold on.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:42 PM
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2. lot's of geisha inspiration - you have to wear an obi!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 08:01 AM
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5. That's a picture from the upcoming "Memiors of a Geisha"
I so can't wait to see that movie!!
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:48 PM
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3. What you have is called a yukata--or maybe even a nemaki, the nemaki
being the bedtime version. (Nemaki are typically white with a blue pattern, shorter than a yukata, and tied with a cloth belt about an inch wide.)

I don't know what geisha actually wear to bed, but you'd probably just wear tabi (split-toed socks) walking around indoors, no sandals.

You'd sleep in a futon (under quilts), and instead of a pillow, you'd have a block of wood under your neck to preserve your elaborate hairdo.
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 08:00 AM
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4. haha re: hairdo preservation
I am wearing the sandals because I am only 5'.

:)
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 08:53 AM
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7. Being only 5' tall is very Japanese
:-)
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 08:12 AM
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6. Don't do the
white face... If you have access to Ben Nye makeup, they do a great 'geisha' colour foundation. It *looks* white, but trust me, you end up looking like a clown/mime
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