Hello my spooky friends!
Okay, I bought something on Friday that I haven't had since before Freshman year of high school- I bought a backpack. A true backpack, not the kind that is shaped like a coffin with a cross and chain dangling across it, like my bag "Spooky."
I love her to itty bitty bat pieces, but she has elastic straps- this means that I cannot carry heavy things because she'll bounce up and down on my back. This means that I would usually also carry a tote bag filled with books, paper, music, and edible delights as well.
I never weighed the tote bag when it was filled, but it deemed a "Holy hell!" from my mother when she tried to lift it once. Tried.
I realized I needed a vessel that was build sturdier, roomier, and easier to carry. So, I bought a backpack.
Nothing special, it's a Jansport "Super Student" (basically meaning it's bigger). It's all black, and has lots of pockets for stuff. This means that I can also put all my purse/wallet belongings inside of it Meaning I'll have to leave Spooky at home. Though this saddens me, this also means that I can be more comfortable whilst carrying all my gear at school.
However, this also brings about a dilemma: how to I dress with said backpack?
'Tis a trivial question, I know, but do you think I'd wear this outfit with a big black backpack on my back?
It's hard to convey the supernatural spookiness that I want to create with my day-to-day changing wardrobe choices with 30+ pounds of stuff bulging forth from my back, so I'm going to try to adapt to this small change with a more "casual" (eh, I don't know if I like that word, is "conventional" any better? How about "practical"?) approach to my wardrobe.
For starters, I think that my corsets/bodices will have to be for special events now. Fishnets and boots are okay, as well as gothic lolita stuff (plaid skirts, over-the-knee stockings, button-up shirts, pigtails, etc.), Just no frock coats, trench coats, cloaks/capes (I DO own a purple velvet one), and other such truly eccentric spooky garments.
I am a wee-bit saddened at the neglect that Spooky shall have to now endure, but I know my back will thank me for it. What do you guys think? Do you have any such said experiences with your wardrobe? <3!