So I have been quietly holding my tongue regarding the current state of affairs of Silver Mist in Tribe. I have been hearing all kinds of rumours about this costume for some time but I was reserving judgement for when I actually had my own costume in hand. Several of my friends visited the silver mist camp to collect their boots and took the opportunity to macco. However I only recently got the pictures to confirm some of what was already rumoured. Firstly my friend was told by a staff member in the mas camp that the colour of the fur was changed to a darker grey. Reason being that when they ordered the fur that is what came. For those who ordered boots...lucky you cause now your boots match almost exactly with the costume. However the whole look of the costume will be darkened. At the time i did not thing it was such a bad thing because it would give more contrast to the working on the bra. Then I saw the bra!!! Take a look side by side and you can see that aside from the darker colour the bra is clearly not worked up with the fur as what was promised. Now I never like the damn fur to begin with !! But ahmm I think the original design looks a hell of a lot better than what is existing now. And yuh cyar tell me is not 'finish' cause its a whole pile i seeing there with the cord overlay on it already and collection is Wed. The decor on the bra is almost disappearing!
So lets move on to the waist band. Rumour had it that the belt was as wide as a typical arm band.Now anyone who signed up in this section know that the costume was going to be skimpy.From the pics I can't tell if it is smaller than the original. But if it is , that will just be pushing ridiculous. However clearly the applique has been changed. It appears more white than silver . This kinda pissed me off because I took several close up shots of the costume in camp to use as a guide when decorating my boots and buying extras. Guess what, my boots don't match anymore!! This is the only damn applique on the costume and its NOT what I bought! To add insult to injury, the cord coming down is supposed to be a silver and white twist. The costume now has some plain white cord and some silver and white cord. I do
Now in Silver Mist defence, I have heard that the headpieces and the frontline backpacks are gorgeous. However to me that is accessories cause not everybody like to wear a headpiece and not everybody is getting a backpack.At the very least the costume should be true to form. As pretty as it may still look on the road, I still paid a shit load of money for the costume. If it have 2633 diamantes on it I want 2633 diamantes not 2632!! If yuh want to bling me out..feel free but don't short change the masqueraders!! So suppliers may shit you up and you don't get the exact item so I could let the applique slide..but to give me a half fur bra instead of a full fur bra and plain cord instead of fancy cord cause now that is being cheap!! It looks like you are cutting costs at the masqueraders expense!
I can't wait to see what the frontline is getting. Several sources in Tribe reported to me that the back of the silver mist frontline is a mirror of the front.Now I hearing that it maybe exactly like the regular with the furry butt. So is frontline getting a half fur bra or a different applique??Who knows!! Exactly what is a frontline if it is just the regular with a backpack???STEUPS. Yuh see me, I real good. I was warned by several friends about their unfavorable experiences while playing in this designer's section but I was still willing to give it a chance cause you do hear good things as well. Well as they say who doh listen will feel! I await Wednesday to see what transpires. That is of course presuming that we will get it Wed since I heard they are 'not quite ready'. SIGH