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What Is The Difference Between "Retro", "Vintage” and “Classic” Style Clothing?

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"That's so retro!", "Love that classic dress!!" or "I just love vintage style clothing!!" Have ever said this only to have that little fashion-ista voice in your head pipe up with "Hey are sure?" Don't worry, we've all done it before. So let's lay it all out and discuss what defines "Retro", "Vintage" and "Classic" clothing.  We'll keep this just between you and me (and that voice in your head).

Many people use the terms "Retro" and "Vintage" interchangeably, so let's tackle these words first. It is important to understand that, like the idea of "fashion" itself, the concepts of Retro and Vintage are fluid. So with every decade new items and garments fall in to and out of these categories.

Women's Retro Sheath Dress from Vintage Style Redux

"Retro" (short for retrospective) refers to any clothing (or item) which is out-dated. In general this is clo…

Cosplay - How to Choose Your Costume: The Art of Choosing your Second Self

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Are you the chosen one that has been prophesied about or should we expect another? What is your name? Where do you come from? …ummm is that a cape or your grand-ma-ma's tea towel? Most of this advice is for new cosplayers, but even for the veterans, choosing your costume can be a daunting decision. There is no set way to choose your next outfit but here are some things to help narrow down your next cosplay.
    1. What are you into right now or your all-time favourite series, book, comic, or movie?  For me that's a no brainer… all-time comic slash movie character is Batman. By choosing a character that you know, love and care about the character you are more readily able to switch in and out of it's persona. You will be familiar with their quirks, talents and flaws and most importantly their best lines. Always useful when you have to make a dramatic entrance or exit… hasta la vista BABY!


    2. Do you have what it takes to pull it off?  It is a great advantage to have so…