I am going to be traveling from Arizona to Mass the first weekend of October to hoop in the Honk Festival and I was wondering if anyone has clothing suggestions for hooping in cooler weather. I am fortunate enough to usually get by with hooping in a tank top year round in AZ which I am assuming will not be the case in October in MA.
I suggest layers of clothing that isn't too thick or loose.
My usual cold weather layering is a tank top, t-shirt, fleece jacket, scarf, hat, fingerless gloves, leggings, skirt/shorts, legwarmers. As I warm up, I can peel things off and if I stop to rest, I put layer back on.
Awesome that sounds like a good idea. Are there certain fabrics that you feel are "stickier" than others?
I can hoop in just about any fabric. Some require more finesse than others. Experiment!
Megan thank you for this post!!!! HONK had completely slipped my mind! I missed it last year, but did it the year before with the Boston Hoop Troop, and it was sooo much fun! Looking forward to seeing you there! In '10 I wore boots, knee high socks/leg warmers, a skirt (with booty shor... (I'm on the right). Not sure about this year, but that year the BHT had a cart to put bags/extra layers on.
In cold weather I'm usually in yoga pants (with a skirt or tutu over it) and a tank top with a long sleeve cotton T-shirt over it, a fleece or more snug sweatshirt if it's necessary, fingerless gloves if it's super cold. I usually don't *really* start to layer up until its under 50-55 degrees. Here's some examples.
Hooping in yoga pants, black skirt, black long sleeve shirt (late April, Virginia):
Hooping in jeans, tank top and (slouchy) t-shirt (late Dec., Michigan):
Sleeveless shirt, yoga pants, tutu (late Nov., Virginia):
Yoga pants, two sleeveless shirts and a T-shirt (late March, Virginia):
Aaaand, Halloween last year it was snowing. It was like 34 degrees and absolutely freezing. Once I warmed up I was ok in a tank top, T-shirt, long sleeve T-shirt, yoga pants (with tights underneath), fluffies on my legs, shorts over the yoga pants and a tutu over the shorts. However when I first got there I was also wearing a fleece jacket and a bear hat. More photos:
Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
Siren of the Circle it would be great to connect with some other hoopers while I am out there. It will be my second time preforming so I am a bit nervous! :)