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October 20

A quick cheap Halloween costume for a slightly overweight bald man

My boyfriend needs a Halloween costume for tomorrow night and we're looking for something casual and inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by raccoon409 at 2:14 PM - 14 answers

October 19

Is this pin frightening?

So this might be a stretch but I bought the "Zag on em" pin shown here. It basically looks like a snake 🐍 emoji with the words "Zag on em". I put it on my bag but then I was wondering if people would see that and think I'm some kind of Gadsden flag MAGA creep. Should I not have it on my bag? I don't want to make people feel unsafe when I'm commuting. Am I imagining a connection that most people aren't going to make? [more inside]
posted by bleep at 5:47 PM - 13 answers

Plain white (or undyed) family pajamas... do they exist?

My wife is trying to make costumes for Halloween and wants to find some cheap family pajama sets to embellish. The problem is there doesn't seem to be anywhere that sells simple cotton pajamas without patterns or frills. At best we have found heavy (and pricey) fleece pajamas and plain long johns (which are too thin and underwear-ish). Does something like this exist?
posted by lubujackson at 5:19 PM - 7 answers

Lots of women wear head coverings - can I?

I am a white, non-religious woman in the US. Is it unprofessional or culturally appropriative for me to cover my hair with a scarf every day? [more inside]
posted by Seven Windows at 1:26 PM - 26 answers

October 18

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pun Costume Ideas ?

We (a bunch of us) are dressing up as a swarm of punny variations on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our ideas so far: Ruth Vader Ginsburg. Babe Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Badger Ginsburg. Ruth Masterbader Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburger and Fries. Give me more. Thanks
posted by Grandysaur at 11:44 AM - 83 answers

Wavy-Curly-Fine-Thin Hair Help

My hair is very baby fine, and as thin as you can imagine, but it has an enormous amount of body, which can pouf at the slightest damp breeze or flatten out something fierce if I dry it wrong. It is in generally good condition, highlighted blonde, and prone to dryness, frizz and breakage. It would be typed a mixture of 2's, with a little bit of 3a in the back. [more inside]
posted by Puppetry for Privacy at 9:19 AM - 9 answers

October 17

My Halloween costume involves food. How can I make this work?

My halloween costume involves food. Is there some kind of sealant or shellac I can treat the food with, such that it won't go bad or fall apart? [more inside]
posted by panama joe at 7:05 AM - 21 answers

October 16

Patterned shirts

I want to wear patterned cotton knit long sleeve shirts. I also want tunic tops in knit cotton patterns. Gudrun sjoden is good but expensive. I also want cotton leggings, especially if they come in colors/ patterns. I got a pair from uniqlo but their pattern is mostly striped. I'm in the US. Ideas?
posted by azalea_chant at 8:21 PM - 2 answers

How do I winter?

I need jacket recommendations for an upcoming trip, plus general tips for staying warm. [more inside]
posted by jschu at 11:58 AM - 23 answers

Black & White Halloween Costume Ideas

Mr. Millipede (m, 40) and I (f, 36) have been invited to a "black and white" themed Halloween party. Help us come up with costumes. Stringent stipulations inside. [more inside]
posted by millipede at 10:26 AM - 43 answers

How to reproduce a fragrance

My favorite fragrances keep getting discontinued. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger at 7:28 AM - 4 answers

October 15

Boot liners lacking

I wear boots all day for work, and now that fall and winter are coming, will be wearing them all the time. All my boot's liners end up completely worn away at the back of the heel, exposing the rough shell, causing discomfort, pain, and cracking. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by hafehd at 3:52 PM - 8 answers

Do I really need to use anything other than water to wash my face?

I don't understand what all the facial products are for. (Toner? What *is* toner?) I wash my face with water, and moisturise with Aveeno if I feel it needs it. That's all. Would it really improve my skin if I used actual products? I don't have acne, but I sometimes get spots, and my skin is always a bit bumpy - I think they might be like little blackheads (not always black though), just little lumps with fat in, not infected or sore.
posted by tangerine_poppies at 12:14 PM - 41 answers

October 14

Another question about my hair

What vocabulary do I need to describe shortish curly hair haircuts? Specifically getting rid of flat, heavy hair around my face [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse at 4:19 PM - 17 answers

DIY hiking boot repair

I inherited a pair of like-new Lowa hiking boots, however, the sole is separating from the rest of of the shoe - probably due to being in a hot storage space for awhile. The shoes are in excellent condition otherwise, and I’d like to do some DIY repair myself if possible, but I’m unsure what type of adhesive/product will yield the best results. [more inside]
posted by gollie at 9:38 AM - 11 answers

October 12

Looking for blouses or dresses with subtle Halloween prints

I'm looking for dresses or blouses with subtle (and small!) Halloween prints that I can wear to work at a professional office. Something like the small and playful prints Hermes does like this tie that you wouldn't realize had Octopuses on it unless you were 5' away. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat at 11:44 PM - 11 answers

Clothing brands to get tailored

What clothing brands are of made of great materials that will last but not wallet busting (which would make it cost prohibitive to get tailored)? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 at 12:56 PM - 6 answers

A Sweater Brighter than the Sun

Please help me find a lightweight wool crew-neck cardigan in an extremely bright color (neon yellow, green, or orange would be ideal.) [more inside]
posted by asperity at 9:35 AM - 10 answers

How do I use these snaps on my vintage fur stole?

I bought a vintage mink stole about a year ago and I finally have a chance to wear it to a formal wedding we are attending this weekend. It has some interior snaps that I don't understand. Can you explain? I am perfectly content to wear it as is, but I am curious about what these snaps are supposed to be for! Here's the stole. And here are the snaps. Pic 1 and Pic 2. Thanks for any advice!
posted by chatongriffes at 9:21 AM - 14 answers

October 11

Antique Textile Appraisal

I was recently handed-down a late 19th Century or early 20th century Kashmiri shawl [more inside]
posted by nikitabot at 3:22 PM - 2 answers

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