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SPN Wardrobe Score

For the last two days I've been keeping a secret - and I hope those friends who are in Vancouver forgive me, but...

Supernatural held an "overstocked" wardrobe liquidation sale today. Studios do these types of sales a lot after shows/movies wrap (for the season or completely)... usually, I never hear about them and so I miss them. This year, I happened to find out that Supernatural was doing a wardrobe sale.

I think anyone who reads this journal would realize that there was no way I would be missing a SPN wardrobe sale!

Before you get too excited - there weren't many Sam and Dean clothes for sale. I'm guessing it's because the boys aren't going to be naked in S9 (disappointing, I know). That being said, I did manage to get some very cool things...

Like shoes!
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And this weird Asian inspired silk robe... because, hey, why not.
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Now, unsurprisingly given the show, a lot of the clothes were men's clothes - and even though they didn't belong to Sam and Dean, I couldn't resist stocking up on men's shirts. Men's shirts should really be a staple of any woman's wardrobe, I think.
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Now, although I said there were no Sam and Dean clothes, I do think that the bottom two shirts in the above picture resemble these shirts of Dean's. I picked out the green plaid and the grey striped shirt because I thought they looked like Sam's shirts, but I checked my files when I got home and they're not. I might give away the grey shirt, because I look horrible in grey - but the green plaid is still a good buy, in my opinion. The dark plaid at the top is really nice quality. I think it's my favourite of the men's shirts that I bought today.

They DID have women's clothing there, but sadly it was all "actress size" which means that the vast majority of it was all S or XS or basically size 0 to 6... unfortunately, I'm a size 8-10 only if I suck in my gut and wear a sports bra... so there wasn't really many options for me. In retrospect, I really should have brought my actress-sized sister. I was obviously distracted by the possibility of men's clothes, that I didn't even think that there might be stuff she'd like there too. That being said, I did manage to get a few pieces of women's clothing:
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I really like the wing shirt, given where I bought it. The sleep pants are a little small on me, but who really cares when it comes to sleep pants. The bra fits fantastically and is really sexy. It's a shame I don't date.
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Damn it! Who killed an adorably small angel right beside me?! :P

Now, where I REALLY scored was in the wearable memorabilia...
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Clockwise starting at the top black shirt....
Midwestern Brewing Company polo - Party On Garth (S7)
Hell Hazers T-shirt - Hollywood Babylon (S2)
Truman Bombers polo and athletic jacket - After School Special (S4)
Gamecocks long-sleeved T-shirt - Yellow Fever (S4)
Hell Hazers II The Reckoning T-shirt - Hollywood Babylon (S2)
Cooper Carnival - Everybody Loves a Clown (S2)
Sandover Tech Support polo - It's a Terrible Life (S4)

All in all, you do NOT want to know how much money I spent on men's clothing today. :P

Oh, I should say that this clothing sale was at the studio...I was so focused on buying clothes (and navigating the crowds - because my goodness, there were a lot of people. Also, most of them were Eastern European for some reason)... anyway, I was so focused on clothes that I didn't even realize until after I was finished that I had been shopping next to the Men of Letters bunker the whole time. :P I didn't get to see the inside of the set, just the outside plywood, but still - pretty cool! I could see one of the art-deco doors.

There was also another small set that looked pretty spooky. I didn't really recognize it from anything in particular, so it might be something still to come, or maybe I just have a bad memory for sets.

They were also selling fabric remnants for really cheap (I bought some fabric too, because it was a deal) and I could tell from the other remnants in the bin that they made the clown costumes in Plucky Pennywhistle's (S7) themselves as well as the animal mascot suit that the guy Dean chased down wore.

There was also a "breakdown" section of clothes that were really cheap, but that's because "breakdown" refers to clothes that have been deliberately ruined. So, you have a lot of clothes with blood-splatter, bullet holes, and glued on dirt - and really not anything usable. I did find a copy of Sam's Corduroy Jacket in that section. It had its lining completely slashed (I'm not sure how the hell that happened or if it served some kind of purpose), but I didn't get it... I'm still conflicted about that decision, but the lining was really ripped up and even if I took the time to mend it, I'm not sure I have much use for a large men's jacket... anyway, what's done is done, it may turn into a regret, but thems the breaks.

There were also a lot of Bobby's clothes in the breakdown section. :(

So yeah, a fun day! It'd be pretty crushing though, if I had gone with the intent of buying women's clothes that actually fit me. I guess that's my tip.. Set wardrobe sales: Good for Men's clothes, Shoes, and Petite Women. I know one person who once scored big on the wardrobe sale of that Wayans Bros' movie "White Girls" because the women's clothes were all sized to fit men. Haha, so yeah, I think if I were shopping for practical clothes for myself, I'd have to find a show/movie about crossdressers. :P

Now, only a couple of hours left until Supernatural airs on the east coast... yay!


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May. 1st, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
Wow! Score!!!! I thought of you when I heard about the sale. Lucky you!!!

Are those Sam's shoes from the early seasons on the right? They look really similar.

Nice robe! *tries to rack brain remembering which ep it's from*

I'll take the grey shirt if you don't want it! Don't care if it fits me or not just that it was used for SPN! *squees* :D

You really got a lot of stuff. I'm green with envy. Would've loved to have been there myself, but alas, still sick a bit and despite what people think, Vancouver isn't exactly in my backyard. *le sigh*

May. 1st, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I wasn't mentioning that I knew about the sale, because I didn't want to advertise it further and get more competition! As it is, it was quite a bit of a madhouse.

They aren't Sam's shoes, because they're women's shoes. I'm not sure if anyone important wore them - but they're pretty snazzy. The ones on the right are actually a bit big for me, but I'm thinking that they'll be fine if I just wear them with thick socks.

I'm thinking the rob might be from that episode.... The Curious Case of Dean Winchester? They found that guy in a Chinese motel... that's the only thing I could think of. They actually had a number of Chinese inspired robes, which was weird, I didn't really recognize any of them, so I'm wondering if maybe they were bought but never used.

Consider the grey shirt yours! First come, first serve on that one. ;)

Yeah, I'm hoping that people in the area don't hate me too much for keeping it to myself. I figure my fellow Vancouver fans might be more pissed off than those of you who would have to drive for 2+ hours and have a passport. :P
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May. 1st, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
That sounds so awesome. I would ahve just bought a bajillion shirts. And nice underwear apparently. :P

What sizing do you use in Canada? Is is the same as the US system?
May. 1st, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't want to admit to how much money I spent. By the end, I mainly just left to save me from myself. :P

We use the same as the US. There were a couple of things there with European sizing listed, but for the life of me I can't remember how European sizing works anymore. It's been 10 years since I lived there.
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May. 1st, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Dude, that is AWESOME! I don't know what you would have done with the jacket, either, except maybe frame it, but still... very, very cool. :D
May. 1st, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was a debate, and I'm still not sure I made the right decision - but man, I had SO MUCH STUFF already. :P
May. 1st, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)

So would these be clothes that either were worn or intended to be worn but not used after all by a guest/extra/whatever? I'm trying to think if any actress in a brief scene wore the brown robe. And the red lingerie reminds me of the outfit the devil dancing girl wore in that dream of Dean's in season 5.
May. 1st, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
The robe might be a men's robe. I honestly couldn't tell.

But yeah, they'd be clothes that were under-used and/or never worn. Like, they had swimsuits - how often do people on SPN wear swim-suits?

I actually DID find a shirt of Sam's that he wore in the beginning of 99 Problems in S5, but I didn't get it because I was not a fan of that shirt! (and apparently neither was Sam, since they were selling a few copies of it.) So yeah, under-used or never-used.
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May. 1st, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)

I hope of course you took notes on everything so it can be catalogued! Anyway looks like you were a shopping machine!
May. 1st, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! Haha, it was kind of a madhouse for taking notes. I did note the abundance of Windriver Brand in the men's section, but other than that, I was kind of overstimulated!

Put me back in that room with my laptop, no crowd, and all the time in the world and I would have been thrilled though! As it was, I was too busy on trying to find things that I recognized. :P

But yeah, it really didn't even hit me until I was leaving that I was ON SET. I mean, GEEZ. Not that I could have poked around at all, because they had everything secured... but I did poke my head into the small spooky set while I pretended to look at men's ties... so that was fun. ;)
May. 1st, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
Only you would have been able to look at a table of plaid shirts and picked out the ones Sam and Dean had worn. Raises a glass in your direction. You got RED GYM CLOTHES. The Sandover shirt is a score and the wing t-shirt is just cool all 'round. Nicely done. 8-)
May. 1st, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
Haha, a table... try FOUR RACKS OF PLAID SHIRTS!

I actually did find a plaid shirt that Sam wore only once - for the opening scene of "99 Problems" back in S5 (and yes, I recognized it on sight), but I didn't buy it because I didn't like it...maybe that makes me a bad fangirl? But seriously, at that point I already had a garbage bag stuffed to the brim. :P

I'm pretty damn happy with what I decided to buy though... and I'm also happy that I left before I spent even more money. ;)

ETA: http://hells-half-acre.livejournal.com/217837.html - looking at this entry now, it also occurs to me that I may have seen this shirt in the breakdown section too, with the bullet wound in the shoulder. Damn. That means that Jared actually wore that one... maybe I AM a bad fangirl. :P

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May. 2nd, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
May. 2nd, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Damn girl, I am jelly of all those men's shirts. If I could, I would live in that kind of shirt.

Also wow the underwear is amazing and I am also slightly jealous of that. And the robe.

Anyways that is so cool, it's literally never occurred to me that shows would do stuff like that, much less let the public attend.

Edited at 2013-05-02 02:23 am (UTC)
May. 2nd, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I love men's shirts. They were the majority of my wardrobe back in high school.

It's really rare for the public to find out about the sales - I mean, they're open to anyone that arrives, but you have to KNOW about them, and it's not like they advertise in the paper. I was tipped off by a friend for this one.

All my treasures though, and I find out that one of the VFX guys actually found Sam's Whippet shirt in the heap...and now I'm super super jealous of him and kicking myself for not going through the racks and racks of dark t-shirts more closely. :P
May. 2nd, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
:) Awesome! Kind of jealous! The set beside the Man of Letters set is kind of roundish? It may have changed, but its generally a long standing set that they adjust depending on what they need. It's been Crowley's torture chamber, sewers, hell (it was hugely expanded, they may have torn the additional hallways down now). It generally plays dungeons and dark stoned interiors, which there is a surprising lot of in spn.
May. 2nd, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Ah yes, that's the one! And now that you mention it, it DID look rather hellish :P

I guess I should have told you about the sale - I'm too selfish sometimes. Still, unless you were looking to collect show memorabilia, it was pretty useless in terms of practical clothes. Except maybe shoes. That being said, I might end up with an extra shirt if you DID happen to want show memorabilia. ;)
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May. 2nd, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
Score!! That's amazing.
I sooo wish I knew. I had off and totally would have gone. How did you find out about it? I always get the good info two minutes too late.
And I love all the wearable memorabilia! Especially the After School Special top. I may have gone broke if I were there. lol.

Thanks for sharing!!
May. 2nd, 2013 06:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, I spent WAY more money than I should have.

I found out through a friend who found out through a friend... and then I selfishly kept it to myself and feel slightly like a bad person for doing so. But yeah, unfortunately I don't have a reliable source to point you towards... I do know that a lot of the crew were tweeting about it and at least a few fans found out about it via twitter (I, however, was not one of them.)

I also feel bad for not spending MORE time and money though, as Ryan Curtis from the VFX department made off with Sam's iconic whippet shirt. I am SO jealous it's slightly unbelievable.
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May. 2nd, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
I am insanely jealous of the Sandover tech support shirt, omg!

May. 2nd, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was one of the first things I found and I nearly died on the spot!

Ever since I got home, I've been focusing on all the shirts that got away (one of the VFX crew found Sam's whippet shirt from S1)... but damn, I should be happy about what I managed to get. :)
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May. 5th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
You got some cool stuff. I am totally jealous. But still, YAY!!! for you.
May. 5th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've been kicking myself ever since thinking that I both spent too much money and didn't spend enough. :P
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May. 17th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Duuuuuuuuude! I envy you those shirts. Dammit...

And I nearly went to Vancouver this year, but I can't because of maybe-a-job I could maybe-get ... :-(

I'd have totally spent a lot of money on men's clothes as well :-D

And those HellHazers, and the Trueman Shirts, and .. All. Of. Those. would've made me take up a loan ;-)
May. 17th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm simultaneously ashamed of spending so much money and sorry that I didn't spend more. :P

Hopefully they have another sale in the future - and hopefully I hear about it again.

It'd be cool if you came to Vancouver - but maybe-jobs are important too.
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