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I'm curious, do any of you ever don outfits such as cloaks?

 

I've actually been looking at cloaks thinking they look more practical for me than a coat in general because I tend to wear dresses at lot & I hate the underarms on garments. A cloak would cover me without being under my arms & I'm sure a thick cloak wrapped around me would be quite lovely & warm in winter.

 

I'm not too bothered about the public luckily, I just don't care. ????????????‍♀️ I'll wear what I like.

 

I don't own any sole "witchy" clothes at the moment. I'm wondering what all of your experiences are?

 

I'm guessing many save their robes & such for rituals & other occasions?

 

Kind regards all!

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The main witchy wear for me is Muslim head wear kind like a bonnet. I have to hide my white hear to make sure I do not get attention of passing public. Love to wear at night my mans old rain jacket what has plenty roomy pockets. Also it has a hood.

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I'm usually in black anyway, but in the summer it can get pretty hot.  So I'll add some blue.

I have a cloak, I used to wear it on a regular basis, my ex Mother in Law was kind enough to make it for me, I love it and only wear it on Halloween now, goes with my witch costume, made from my regular clothes.  I am a Solitary witch, I don't dress to do magic and I don't participate in group activites so I don't have to be  ceremonial or formal.

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I've actually been thinking about making a cloak to wear during my rituals. I don't really do ceremonial magic either, so it's more for fun and to help get into the "mood." Also, I'm a very tactile person, so I feel the weight of it will hopefully have a calming effect as well, since sometimes I get a little jittery during workings.

That said, I keep daydreaming about embellishing the cloak. :) The act of creating it is probably a great opportunity to work on enchanting and meditation, too.

But for regular wear - I'm totally thinking about making some everyday cloaks. I'll be moving to the North Eastern US soon, so happily will have plenty of opportunity to actually wear them. I've long thought fashion needs a reprisal of sweet historical influence, so I'm not too worried about what normie folks will think of it ;)

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I have a pretty satin purple robe I like to wear when i am doing magic but it’s very lightweight. I’ve been thinking about making myself a warm cloak for winter in the same purple.

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I made a hooded and dagged robe to wear when i was working with a group, I haven't worn it since.
Arguably my main garment when working is a calf length oilskin jacket - warm, wateproof, plenty of pockets, and blends well.

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In my early Wiccan days I'd had a hooded kaftan I'd tried to use for ritual - totally useless. At the time I'd practiced in an attic & between low ceiling beams & a long skirt I could barely move. : / Outdoors I dress comfortably for the weather & inconspicuously due to city neighbors. I've felt that costumes are for role playing to get in the zone & have a minor usefulness as self-hypnotic tools. Ritual masks fall in the same category of setting the stage. Hand making the mask helps open the way for connecting to that spirit.

 

A gal I know wears a knee length, cape (poncho-style that throws on over the head) that she bought when visiting Ireland. It's simple, elegant. I'd love to have one for daily winter-weather wear!

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Many years ago a Native friend of mine gave me a necklace comprised of natural turquoise, bear, coyote, and buffalo teeth and 4 turtle claws.  It gives me a very strong sense of protection and strength.  Often it is the only thing I wear while I practice.

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@Khundelking - Thank you for sharing the link to the other thread. I would really love to see some of the garments/jewelry that members have made or acquired and use in their workings! 

 

I forgot to mention that I do wear an onyx pendant from Mexico, during my workings, that has the tetragrammaton on the back... I'm not Jewish, so I started doing some research about it. Turns out, the four letters of the tetragrammaton, "form the root meaning "to be," and some have understood the original meaning to be "He-Who-Is," or "He who brings being into being." (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-tetragrammaton/) < Citation, if you wish to read about it).

 

Onyx is known for its powerful energy and protective properties (among other things), so the perspective I've decided to take regarding the pendant is such that (since I don't really ascribe to deities) "I am the being that's bringing things into being" via intent, etc., and respectfully view the tetragrammaton as a powerful symbol of protection and creation. Additionally, I read that the symbol was used by Lilith to transform herself into a witch...so, there's that, too. 

 

 

--edited cause my copy/paste quote vanished upon publishing. 

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I have a Moonstone pendant that I wear everyday. It has a lovely blue glow and feels very witchy. Moonstone protects me as I travel.

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Sometimes when I go into the woods for night workings I will wear my kilt and buckskin mocs, i just try to avoid the thistle patches.

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I do not wear any stuff usually, no stones, no others. The only thing I wear is a locket ring when working with dead. It was given to me by death and it is not so much as protection as it is for response and acceptance.  

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I do not wear any stuff usually, no stones, no others. The only thing I wear is a locket ring when working with dead. It was given to me by death and it is not so much as protection as it is for response and acceptance.

Do you have photos in your Locket Ring?

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I don't have special clothes for it, I'm just solitair and perform magic where and whenever I want. But I tend to do magic and trance traveling/ hedgeriding upstairs in the evenings when it is dark, so often I wear one of my night dresses so I won't be naked and / or getting cold.

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Do you have photos in your Locket Ring?

 

No, I have a small bit of dust in it.

 

What metal is it made of?

 

It is silver with onyx top.

I do like silver, most of my metallic things are silver.

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Sometimes when I go into the woods for night workings I will wear my kilt and buckskin mocs, i just try to avoid the thistle patches.

Are you wearing kilt Scottish style or continental? I mean Scots has nothing under it. So do I as I'm Scottish now.

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I’m a bit late in this but I finished up a red and grey herringbone wool cape on winter solstice. I found the luxury fabric for $8 at goodwill and it was just enough to make a full circle below-the-knee hooded cloak. I drafted the pattern myself but it was fairly easy and the whole project was 4-5 hours work, spread out over a few weeks.

 

I wore it with an old SCA Viking dress and chemise that I made 2 years ago, to our local Norse solstice blot and it kept me incredibly warm. I’m not crazy about the color, but $8 for fancy wool was too good to pass up. I’ll definitely be wearing it for outdoor ritual in colder months from now on. The SCA dresses get worn pretty often for magical work too. In the summer, it is really f$&@ing hot here, so tank tops are de rigeur when working with a group. I have a cute black Stevie Nicks type of shawl that I throw on to make my clothing feel more special. Generally though, handmade things feel the most special to me. post-5026-0-14927600-1577971162_thumb.jpeg

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I’m a bit late in this but I finished up a red and grey herringbone wool cape on winter solstice. I found the luxury fabric for $8 at goodwill and it was just enough to make a full circle below-the-knee hooded cloak. I drafted the pattern myself but it was fairly easy and the whole project was 4-5 hours work, spread out over a few weeks.

 

That's beautiful, nellopea!  

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