On Friday, I went to the Brisbane City’s Vintage Market … called ‘Revive’. The idea was to recycle, up-cycle and/or reuse vintage clothing. Now, this isn’t very different to what Steampunk cosplayers do. I have up-cycled clothing to expand my cosplay wardrobe as a Steampunk Enthusiast.
I have now discovered the Slow Clothing Movement, which I now realise embodies a lot of the same motivations that drew me to Steampunk Cosplay – and this has in turn affected my day-to-day wardrobe. I am now buying more vintage, or recycling some of the clothes I own to suit my current style, but I wasn’t really doing it for ecological reasons. From now on, I will try harder to stick to the Slow Clothing Manifesto.