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stand & deliver!

Woodcut of the notorious gentleman highwayman Capt. DuVall preparing to rob a bourgeois parvenu in Windsor Forest
— from A Complete History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads, Shoplifts and Cheats of Both Sexes, Wherein their most Secret and Barbarous Murders, Unparalleled Robberies, Notorious Thefts, and Unheard-of Cheats are set in a true Light and exposed to Public View, for the Common Benefit of Mankind, Alexander Smith, 1719.

More images of this dastardly cad may surface. Beware.


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Nov. 3rd, 2003 11:43 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2003 11:54 am (UTC)
Your life is so bloody fabulous, I am dying of envy. They don't even make swashes in my size, let alone swashes that buckle as tightly as yours. You and your cocktails and adventures and, oooh, grrr, I want to steal your life.
Nov. 3rd, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC)
It's only fabulous from the outside, trust me.

Hope you had a good Halloween too!
Nov. 3rd, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC)
Great costume! Where's your horse? Would he need a mask too to preserve his anonimity? Is that even a word?
(no subject) - hamymonkey - Nov. 3rd, 2003 12:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 3rd, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)

stand, and deliver!

Nov. 3rd, 2003 03:58 pm (UTC)
ah dashing!

(every year, I secretly wish that people will be so inspired by halloween that they wil coninue dressing up in fabulous getups year round)
Nov. 3rd, 2003 03:59 pm (UTC)
huzzah for lack of spell check
Nov. 3rd, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
Me too! What keeps people from injecting a bit of drama into everyday dress? Every part of my "costume" was something I already had, except I did buy a new mask. (Great sale at Masks of Venice on State Street, if you haven't been.)

And thank you.
Nov. 3rd, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yes!! Oh boy, I should've known that your costume would be great, but this is just too beautiful. More images will be very welcome on my friends page!
Nov. 3rd, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you. I hadn't worn the cloak for ages because the lining's falling apart; it is the longest-serving piece of my wardrobe. It's actually a Japanese garment, I think it's called a tombi or tanbi or something like that, but when I google for it nothing comes up. Have you ever heard of anything like that? I don't know how old it is, but when I bought it fifteen years ago I was told it was dead stock, aka "new old."

I took some other pictures, but they're terrible, although I may post them simply for the ghostly clouds & swirls that appeared in the outdoor ones. But I know there are some party pictures that may come to light. For better or for worse.
Nov. 3rd, 2003 06:42 pm (UTC)
That would be a tombi (or tonbi), yes. That's actually the name of a bird (kite; called either tonbi or tobi), so you may end up finding more results for that; the garment's named after it because it (supposedly?) resembles the bird's wings. It's also known as an inverness, which is what Sherlock Holmes wore.
Nov. 3rd, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you!
Nov. 3rd, 2003 04:38 pm (UTC)
TOO GOOD. !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov. 6th, 2003 09:10 am (UTC)
why didn't my comment show up? eep, that was a while ago.

Again, as always, fantastic costume!
My car broke down, in the rain. we stayed in. I'm sorry I missed it, again!
Nov. 6th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
I'm sorry we missed you, too! Someday soon, promise?
Nov. 6th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
You all should come down for the closing party of the Haunted Doll House exhibit at the Copro-Nason gallery. Anthony Sunseri is performing among others. besides that, the show is awesome!
Nov. 6th, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
When is it?
Nov. 6th, 2003 09:58 am (UTC)
Tomorrow night, 8pm. I'll forward you the info.
Nov. 6th, 2003 09:59 am (UTC)
Copro Nason Gallery
"Closing Party"
the end of

including the vignettes of the Deux Filles Dolls,
produced and directed by Augusta
fea. Vera and Barbara Duffy
Blaine Capatch
Anthony Sunseri
Amy O'Neil
and introducing
Ivy Rose Geary
with music by Mr. Uncertain

Saturday Nov. 8th, 6pm to 11pm
11265 Washington Blvd., Culver City
310.398.2648 www.copronason.com
Nov. 6th, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is very very tempting! I'll have to run it by S____ and let you know.
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