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Newbiespud 18th Mar 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
If anyone can actually put to words what Rarity is wearing and what it's made out of... good for you, you know way more about clothing than I do.

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emmerlaus 18th Mar 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
Its called a drag queen outfit. XD

Kaze Koichi 18th Mar 2017, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
More like drug queen outfit. I don't know who would decide to wear something like that unless they were high at that moment.
Digo Dragon 18th Mar 2017, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
You can snort
You can light
Being as high as a kite
See that mare
Wear that sheen
Dig in the druggy queen
Someone 18th Mar 2017, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
jdb1984 19th Mar 2017, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
I had to sing the actual song before I could get the tune right for the parody.
Freelance 18th Mar 2017, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Crisis 19th Mar 2017, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
The only person I can think of who would wear something like that is the fashion model who was paid (and paid well) to showcase it.
Mandolin 18th Mar 2017, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
A drag queen outfit that might still have her lip-syncing for her life...
LoganAura 18th Mar 2017, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
To be fair it's more avant garde, more club kid, than anything that's more traditional, I'd say if she'd sell it she might be safe.
It's weird as heck, a capelet and a dress as well, but it makes her look, well, like a bug.
Queensarrow 18th Mar 2017, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Umm... I don't think there is a dress actually, at least not that I can see. It's just a collar thing with four lengths of cloth that could(generously) be called a cape. Or a cloak?
Sir William 19th Mar 2017, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
... I don't get it
Dragonflight 19th Mar 2017, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
I think it's meant to be suggestive of a ladybug wing shell. They have a hard exterior covering which they have to move out of the way to reveal their wings and fly, and the outfit sort of has that same look to it, as well.
aerion111 19th Mar 2017, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
I guess it is lady-bug-ish, yeah. Makes sense, given the Kafka-esque transformation in the actual show, that she'd be more a winged beetle than a butterfly.
Joe the Rat 21st Mar 2017, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
She's a Changeling!!!
ANW 18th Mar 2017, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Yesterday was St. Patrick's day.
Did you remember to wear green.
The Old One 18th Mar 2017, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
I wore a green shirt with a rhino frolicking with 2 unicorns and an alicorn in front of a rainbow.

My 5yr old picked it out for me....
Boris Carlot 18th Mar 2017, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
I'm not Irish, I'm not Catholic and I'm not a big drinker so yesterday I wore my usual black work clothes and nobody gave a crap.
Nah 18th Mar 2017, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
I don't do clothes, really...
Digo Dragon 18th Mar 2017, 8:34 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Skipped wearing green, went right to eating corned beef and drinking beer. I have no regrets.
Guest 18th Mar 2017, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
I wore my most green apparel, purely by coincidence.

It is not very green.
Winged Cat 18th Mar 2017, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
What Digo said. Though I'm pretty sure there's a 4-leaf clover waiting for me, today if not yesterday. There usually is.
Digo Dragon 20th Mar 2017, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I don't even have a one-leaf clover waiting for me. :3
reynard61 18th Mar 2017, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
The closest thing to green that I wore was a camouflage-patterned fleece sweater and a green-plaid scarf (both of which I wear pretty much anytime I have go out in Winter anyway) under my light cold-weather cycling outfit.
KathiraNarae 18th Mar 2017, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
I completely forgot it was St Paddy's yesterday..until I came home from a very stressful work day, slugged some whiskey into my tea, and was about halfway through when I realised 'Isn't it St Paddy's? Am I actually Irishing?'
loyalChaos 18th Mar 2017, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
*Is in the Military.* -.- No. I didn't.
aylatrigger 18th Mar 2017, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Nope. Made a point not to. I don't like that part of the holiday. Well, most parts of the holiday...I don't like alcohol, corned beef, cabbage... Really the only thing I like about it is my mom's Irish Soda Bread. I do not like holidays that are for food that I don't eat (which is most specific foods...I have a delicate stomach), and I don't see the point of having a holiday for the Irish and not other nationalities... So I was a curmudgeon for the day.

I much prefer Pi Day. Pies and mathematics.
Destrustor 19th Mar 2017, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
I was at work in my all-black work clothes.

So I guess not.
Masterweaver 18th Mar 2017, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
I think I remember reading somewhere that it's based off some sort of south american/hispanic dance costume? Maybe Mexico or Brazil...? I can't recall.
Boris Carlot 20th Mar 2017, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Google for "samba costume"
Matt Reverse 18th Mar 2017, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Matt Reverse
An entire page for making fun of Rarity's outfit?
PiMan 18th Mar 2017, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
She's not wearing clothes; she's wearing half a peacock.
grtgfbll 18th Mar 2017, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Half? That Thing is 2 or 3 easily.
Digo Dragon 18th Mar 2017, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Two or three peacock halves perhaps. :D
ThatGuest 18th Mar 2017, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Two words. Dumpster Fire.
Rastaba 18th Mar 2017, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
The most polite way I can think to refer to that outfit is an explosion of color and ostentation matched with a cacophony of unique color combinations...less polite way is calling it an assault on my eyeballs and gaudy as heck with the loudest colors imaginable.
Rarity 18th Mar 2017, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
Well that's very ki Hey
LainoftheWired 18th Mar 2017, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
I do believe it's based on costumes from Carnival in Brazil.
GW 18th Mar 2017, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's designed to viewed from a long distance, which is why it looks garish in close-ups.
Stroth 18th Mar 2017, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
"Flamboyant" is the word you are looking for.
Kris Overstreet 18th Mar 2017, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
I can put it in words very easily: late 1980s.
evilauthor 18th Mar 2017, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
To be fair to Rarity, I've read online that outfits like this were much more popular before the advent of motion pictures. Quite simply, outfits like this aren't meant to be seen up close; they're meant to be seen from far away, just like from the audience's point of view in this stadium and every other historical venue where there were no camera zooms and giant TV screens to give arbitrary closeups.
Winged Cat 18th Mar 2017, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I'll tackle the "what it's made of". Given what I know about MLPverse...

The butterfly wings are of course made of magic, straight up, as typical of spell effects.

The pink and blue capelets might be insect wings or carapace pieces, either molted or taken from naturally dead corpses - not ripped off still-living ones, either way. The pink ones are lined with fake fur (dyed and treated grass). Underneath that, on her flank, is just a normal cape made of normal stuff, likely silk with gem accents.

Her forehoof bands - hard to tell, but possibly dyed leather (or whatever their substitute for leather is), again with gem (or just glass faux-jewelry) accents.

Around her neck - the purple/pink likely the same material as her forehoof bands, with more fake fur (similar to the pink wings, but obviously dyed differently and longer).

Her ear ornaments are probably pretty stones, polished up.

I wouldn't be surprised if her tiara was actually metal, painted, with the horn opening custom fitted. It probably slides on in one piece, over her horn, and might not connect in the back. If it's thin metal (and no reason it wouldn't be: it's not armor), it can bend a bit for good fit.

And then her mane, eye, and lips have makeup and styling. If you want the ingredient lists for those, google "mascara ingredient list", "lipstick ingredient list", and so on.
CCC 18th Mar 2017, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
I believe the wings were referred to in the episode as being made of 'gossamer and morning dew'.
Winged Cat 18th Mar 2017, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Yeah, but I'm thinking more along the lines of what this group, as depicted in FiD so far, would use.
evilauthor 20th Mar 2017, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
They're probably still made of gossamer and morning dew. It's just held together by magic... and not very strong magic at that if the comic follows the show. The comic just isn't getting into the technical details like the show.
TheFullCrumb 18th Mar 2017, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
What is this, Rarity? Mardi Gras?
Rastaba 18th Mar 2017, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
I admit, KINDA curious to see a pony mardi gras now...
you know that guy 18th Mar 2017, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
How would they get bead necklaces though?
Digo Dragon 20th Mar 2017, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Easily, I imagine.
Evilbob 18th Mar 2017, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
Probably wouldn't be that much different from a normal day considering most ponies don't usually wear clothes and are naturally a rainbow of colors. Only difference might be that they act drunk, lol.
Rastaba 18th Mar 2017, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
Okay, now I REALLY wanna see it.
remial 18th Mar 2017, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
my grandmother had a couch that looked like that.

yes she WAS 2/3rds blind, why do you ask?
remial 18th Mar 2017, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
"A little known fact, after his success as a painter, Jackson Pollock tried his hand at fashion. It didn't go as well."
Ashtagon 19th Mar 2017, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
With the make-up, that could be one of two unrelated styles. Yes, it could be "drag". But it could also be the style used in professional ballet/theatrical works. For the stage, makeup often has to be exagerrated to almost clownish levels simply so it can be seen as actual makeup by the entire audience.

Knowing Rarity, it's going to be that second one.
Robin Bobcat 19th Mar 2017, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Came here to make this exact point. In theater, you wear makeup even if you're a dude, simply because the lights tend to wash things out, otherwise.

(It may also help sell the idea that your Soprano is 'a young girl' when she's pushing forty...)
Blueblade 20th Mar 2017, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Oh I know exactly how to describe Rarity's outfit. *inhales* "BUY OUR TOYS!" That's how I would describe it at least.
Jennifer 21st Mar 2017, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
"Extravagant" is misspelled, btw.
RuBoo 26th Nov 2019, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
"The armscye's tight, the middy collar doesn't go with the shawl lapel, the hems are clearly machine-stitched, the pleats are uneven, the fabric looks like toile, you used a backstitch here when it clearly called for a topstitch or maybe a traditional blanket stitch, and the overdesign is reminiscent of prêt-à-porter and not true French haute couture."
...Oh, wait, that's a different outfit...