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#2956857 - 11/07/18 04:52 PM Wakeman Cape
EricBarker Offline
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Brainstorming to buy/create my own "Wakeman cape/cloak". The video game cover band I've been playing in, now starting to get some serious gigs, is gearing up to do some costumes. I figure since Wakeman is pretty much a final fantasy wizard to begin with, I could come up with a fun hybrid. My mother has made me Zowinul Hats that I've worn to gigs off an on of the past 20 years since high school, but I figure it would be fun to have some Wakeman flare too. I think I'll go for more of a subdued dark blue velvet look, maybe with a flashy collar... not crazy about the gold sequined version.

Maybe I'm still in Halloween mode, but I'm a sucker for costumes and theme gigs!
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#2956858 - 11/07/18 04:55 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: EricBarker]
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Bro, if you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.

Gold sequins all the way. This is not the occasion to play to subtlety.
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#2956859 - 11/07/18 04:57 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: EricBarker]
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Originally Posted By: EricBarker
My mother has made me Zowinul Hats that I've worn to gigs off an on of the past 20 years since high school


I've got a Zawinul hat as well.



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#2956874 - 11/07/18 08:09 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: burningbusch]
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Line the inside with a light colored satin.
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#2956875 - 11/07/18 08:11 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: burningbusch]
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Go crazy with a Nature Boy Ric "WOOOOOO!" Flair sequin, feather, hell, real fur, drape...cross-genre. Now THAT would be something to see.

Ric(k) Flairman!

Ric(k) Wakeflair!

WOOOOO!

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#2956892 - 11/08/18 01:36 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: dje31]
Jon G Offline
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I always joke with my friends that if I bring more than 3 keyboards to a gig, I'll have to wear a cape - its the law.

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#2956893 - 11/08/18 01:40 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: Jon G]
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If anyone finds a good place to buy a cape like that I'd love to know about it!
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#2956898 - 11/08/18 03:20 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: nursers]
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Most importantly, tell us more about this video game cover band. Perhaps even on the “Shameless Plugs” or “Let’s Hear It!” threads.

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#2956910 - 11/08/18 04:59 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: samuelblupowitz]
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Also, you need the physique du role. I saw rick this summer and he's HUGE, a hulk of a man probably around 2 mts tall and not lightly built. I dare anyone to laugh in his face about his outfits...or about anything really wink

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#2956911 - 11/08/18 05:02 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: samuelblupowitz]
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Originally Posted By: samuelblupowitz
Most importantly, tell us more about this video game cover band.


Videos are requested. laugh
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#2956914 - 11/08/18 05:45 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: Synthoid
Originally Posted By: samuelblupowitz
Most importantly, tell us more about this video game cover band.


Videos are requested mandatory. laugh



FIXED laugh

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#2956915 - 11/08/18 05:46 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: EricBarker]
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cheers
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#2956917 - 11/08/18 05:56 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: Spider76]
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Originally Posted By: Spider76
Also, you need the physique du role. I saw rick this summer and he's HUGE, a hulk of a man probably around 2 mts tall and not lightly built. I dare anyone to laugh in his face about his outfits...or about anything really wink
He's about 6'3", but unfortunately has put on a lot of weight. When I saw ARW he was wearing what looked like dark blue medical scrubs underneath his cape.

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#2956971 - 11/08/18 01:36 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: Marzzz]
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Oh, I'm going to go all out, however, I would say "pish posh" is more my style than sparkly flamboyant (says the guy who dressed in 4" heals and fishnets for halloween), so I DO WHAT I WANT! Fine velvet, shiny silk lining, big old fancy frog. Maybe a shoulder crest. Rick's been wearing velvet more recently, with a sparkly shoulder thing, and it looks fantabulous!

Will post video game cover videos soon. Our last gig the video turned out AWFUL, all backlit and just didn't do well on video. We've got one tonight but it's also in a backlit space, so not likely to be good vid. We've got the sound, but the visual just isn't doing us justice yet. Next month we're opening for a TSO music show a really badass venue, so we should get something good there!
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#2956977 - 11/08/18 02:10 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: EricBarker]
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Eric,

We might be brothers from another mother.

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#2956980 - 11/08/18 02:48 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: mate stubb]
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Wakeman capes are so 1967.

I prefer a Leon Russell hat
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#2956982 - 11/08/18 02:50 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: mate stubb]
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
We might be brothers from another mother.


Couple of good looking and spectacularly hirsute roosters.

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#2956990 - 11/08/18 03:51 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: CowboyNQ]
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"If Emerson's persists for over 48 hours, please contact your doctor."

I can't take credit for that. The first time I posted that shot, one of my friends said that, and I've been giggling internally ever since!
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#2956992 - 11/08/18 04:29 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: EricBarker]
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Originally Posted By: EricBarker
"If Emerson's persists for over 48 hours, please contact your doctor."

Or don armadillo ensemble.

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#2956998 - 11/08/18 05:57 PM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: timwat]
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Originally Posted By: timwat
Bro, if you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.

Gold sequins all the way. This is not the occasion to play to subtlety.

*This*. Don’t make mom run all the way down the court just so you can lay up. Go big, this calls for a glorious sky dunk ...
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#2957022 - 11/09/18 01:07 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: MotiDave]
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Wakeman started wearing a cape to hide his awkward moves while playing his multi-Keyboard set up. He bought his first cape for $200 from a local radio DJ who was wearing it when introducing Yes in Hartford, CT. Yes' light man then introduced Rick to a lady who made him a silver sequined cape. Wakeman still has that cape and several others. Unfortunately, he lost the Journey to the Centre of the Earth cape.

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#2957043 - 11/09/18 06:03 AM Re: Wakeman Cape [Re: Shamanczarek]
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Hell yeah, go all out.

Also, VG cover bands are exploding, yeah? I have friends who play in two bands in town, and another who organizes an annual VG Orchestra for the local Animethon. I'm not a huge gamer, never have been, but it's a cool scene. People who love it really love it.
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