So robot?

OK, lets start off with the amusing moment today, the first of my wig ‘collection’ arrived today, the cheapest I’m buying (though NHS backed one will be free, as on benefits), the silver bob wig. In truth, its what you would expect for ¬£7, or there about, it will do fine as a fun wig, but its not going to win any prizes for quality, thats for sure. I was actually going to put it on today, and see if Eric (the landlord) even noticed, but because my hair hasnt been cut for just over 7 months, its now too long for a bob length wig, and too full for a wig to sit over it, so never mind… But yes, I will have to wait for the better quality redhead wigs to arrive in next few days, before getting shorn of hair, for sure. The last, the blonde bob wig, care of NHS/McMillan Cancer service, not until the 24th, when next on a definite visit to Leeds hospital before radiotherapy begins, as meeting team treating me that day. In theory I have a Occupational Therapy session before then, but as I dont yet have the rearranged date for that, taken the safe option on date.

I could go to my usual hairdresser round the corner, and get my hair done by her, but in truth, the weather around here recently has been wetter than what Noah faced aboard the Ark, and also, despite my mobility improving slightly lately, its not perfect, and is about 400-600 yards each way, so probably beyond me at the moment. 100-200 yards to the post box, yes, can now manage, but hairdresser far…?

The thing is, I was thinking that I was only likely to do the full robot look indoors with the wig, in which case a new (all my current ones are old, and in less than perfect condition) shiny Zentai/Lycra suit would have been fine, as figure hugging wouldnt matter all that much, but then someone suggested I should go outside, a la robot, and fine, that sort of challenge to an actress like me, oh please…how can I resist?

Snag is, at 61, with a bit of middle aged tummy, going out, even to the front gate, let alone further, in a figure hugging outfit, well…? Oh fine, I joke about wearing a latex catsuit, and would in private, given the chance, but winter is coming, and that would be in public, so… Dont get me wrong, I’ll do it, in the right robot suit, but something like that needs something not figure hugging, and at this time of year, probably with some lining too, all of which is going to be far more complex to get, to put it mildly. But if I can find, or be provided with such an item, oh yes, would be great fun to do.

I have to admit it, my friend Angie posted a great picture of a 6 ft tall beaver suit this morning, full body enclosing, which looked great fun. Now, if that had been a similar suit, in robot look, I might have been tempted, even at a price I really, really cant afford, but anyway… Still, if anyone knows of such a robot suit, in the UK, then please, an old lady, even if just to wear it once, well…?

Right, video time. I actually have a Police (pop group) story I can tell, that might amuse some. Back around 1979 (judging by singles discography) some friends of mine at the time were asked to be the band for one of those singers (cant remember who) who could sing, but had no touring band to do a few little concerts, which they did. The thing is, for reasons best known to the promoters, the last concert was an outdoor one in Inverness, so they were looking for a band to play a short set before the star turn, and my friends were asked if they knew anyone who might be interested in doing so. Well, they’d worked with this group who had released 2 or 3 singles previously, with little to no chart success (highest reached 42), called, yes, you’ve guessed it, Police.

Concert was done, Roxanne was re-released, got to number 12 in the charts second time round, and the rest was history! This isnt Roxanne, but one of those other early singles, with a one word tweak for the blog title, lol

 

 

A real silver bodysuit

I dont deny being the owner of a few silver zentai suits in my time, here is a picture of me in one of them

Some might have seen it a while back, but for others it will be something new. And beyond the avvie pic here, its all you’re getting for now lol!

Agreed, I havent actually worn any of them for a while, its the one change that seems to have come about because my days off are not always in pairs anymore, and therefore time to chill as a robot is harder to come by. The main snag for that with a zentai suit is the obvious one you can tell from the picture, you cant do a lot else while wearing one. Visibility is restricted, even more so when you need glasses like I do to see much. And obviously the sense of touch is affected too, fine for a robot, but not so good for getting things done, shall we say. Typing in a mittened hand is bad enough, try do things around the house while wearing one lol! Obviously this robot doesnt need to be restrained at all times, but if anyone wants to do so, and either ‘plug me in’, or ‘upgrade my programming’, well I might not say no!

I know some know my loving for the fantasy at least of wearing latex, and yes, a silver latex catsuit would be wonderful. But given the time needed to get into latex, plus my figure, and maturity, well its not that viable lol! Zentai is in fact very comfortable to wear, and quite good material, even if some would say a bit soft for a robot. Might be better with a metal(lic) breast plate attached, though how possible that is, I havent a clue? Eye slits, and a mouth opening (zip or plain opening) would be handy extra touches for long term wear too. oh, and a crotch opening of course, that was usually the factor that brought a robot session to an end in all honesty! Clearly if it looked like a certain robot from Metropolis, so much the better, but thats just being greedy! Skull cap type headpiece (with or without electrodes, functional or otherwise) would certainly be fun within the suit too.

Dont know how practical the idea is, I guess thats why I’m tossing it up here, just in case someone knows someone, or otherwise? Cost, you tell me, for the perfect robot suit I could live in for decent periods of time, and get on with life, well its worth a bit, so…but cant deny it, there are times when I do miss not just being able to slip into a silver ‘robot’ suit, let the mind relax, and let the suit take control of me. Oh, alright, the last item is pure fantasy, but would be fun.

Any designers out there, or know anyone who could customise such a suit for me? Would make a fantastic Christmas present to myself, I must admit.