October 12, 2009
As I said once before, I have a thing for corsets. I haven't worn them much in Japan (read: I've worn them twice, both times for Halloween parties last year), but I do have a Japan-inspired corset. The general area I live in used to be the stronghold of the Murakami pirate clan, and so I had my friend Stew Facile at Life Tree Leather make me a leather corset with a hand-painted map of my islands. It's even got little Murakami pirate ships sailing around on it! I've only been able to wear it out once, while I was actually back home over the summer, but it's by far my favorite item of clothing I own. Here it is!