Here I am as a vintage nerd as part of the legendary Brooklyn Bombshell Revue. The Bombshells were out in force at the 2010 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island yesterday. Yes, I know, it’s not very mermaid-y. But it fit, I think, in the general vintage aesthetic of our team.
Much of what made the costume work was in the details:
- propeller hat
- thick black frame glasses with tape in the middle
- bow tie
- button “flair”
- pens in the pocket
- Pac-Mac wristband
- calculator watch
- argyle socks
- plaid print shorts
Also, it helped that I already owned most of these items already. 🙂
Awesome pic by masi1028. Link to the original.