Category Archives: Crossdresser

PICTURE PERFECT

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STANCE COMPACT TRIPOD FOR IPHONE

I discovered this little gem the other day and will be trying it out on my San Francisco outing soon. The remote is Bluetooth wireless and I will be testing how far away it will work.

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I like the fact that it is compact and light weight while being machined from aluminum for durability.

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This way instead of designing a 10 foot selfie stick I can take pictures from that distance with this remote. I love the way I look from 10 or 20 feet away.

 

 

DIVA LAS VEGAS 2017

For the first time in a long time I decided to attend a crossdresser function and chose the Diva Las Vegas event this year. I have never been big on the idea of going out dressed in Las Vegas fearing rowdy and obnoxious drunks harassing me. Friends who have gone out there told me not to worry there is no problem dressing in Vegas. My friend Ashley knows the town well and got us a great rate at the beautiful Palazzo Hotel. I have stayed there before so now I was worried that instead of drunks it would be stuffy people staring and pointing at us but, it was no problem at all. Even having a drink at the bar by myself was no problem nor were there staff at Aquanox and Del Monaco’s restaurants.

The crowds on the street paid us no mind and the staff at Macy’s, Dillards, and Nordstrom’s were great as were the ladies at the MAC counter. None of my fears came to fruition and I had a great time picking up some bargains after trying them on.

We only signed up for the night time activities at Diva doing our own thing during the day which included shopping en fem and golf in DRAB. We take golf seriously so we don’t dress as ladies for that activity. To be honest we don’t act like them either.

Two of our sisters from CHIC also attended but, being their first crossdressing outing they went for the whole enchilada so we only saw them at night. It was fun watching them go full throttle experiencing everything that was going on.

The DVLV format takes some getting used to if you are accustomed to the typical conference/convention format where schedules are fixed and pretty much all the activities are held in the convention area of a host hotel. There is no vendor area, seminars, speakers or vendors at the event but there is no cost either for the event. Some events have a cost but you only pay for those if you sign up for them. Instead there is shopping for whatever you want in town and the DVLG website gives you a list of places by category along with guidance on what to expect from them.

The event is held at various locations all over Las Vegas and there are three hotels participating from downtown to the strip to serve every budget. Of course, you can stay where ever you wish if you have a favorite hotel.

You choose which activities that are of interest and sign up for them online before the event starts. They have a group text that goes out to everyone that signed up for it where you can have reminders sent to your phone for your activities an hour ahead of time as I did.

There were crossdressers from New Zealand and Canada attending and I am sure other countries as well. I am not sure what the total number of attendees but it was over 100 for sure.

The organizers did a good job of taking care of the details and it was a fun time for everyone with no problems. From what I could see the public seemed to have no issues with the crossdressers and the hotels, bars, restaurants etc. were very accommodating to everyone.

The pictures from the event this year will be up shortly and you can see them and find out more about Diva Las Vegas here http://divalas.vegas/ You can sign up for their mailing list and find out about next year’s DVLV 2018.

MOBILE WIGS

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Here is one that the crossdresser ladies going to Diva Las Vegas might find interesting from the late Jo Ann Roberts about 20 years ago. It helps keep your wig from getting squashed while packed in your suitcase. All you need is a plastic shoe box from any Home Depot type store that sells closet organizing stuff.

Wig Box

Mine measure 14 x 8 x 4 but if you wanted to put two or more wigs into one box you could increase the size but, I would not recommend that.

Once you remove your wig from the head stand holding it from the hairline in one hand, place your other hand inside the wig to support it.

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Place a  kitchen trash bag over it so that one of the bottom corners of the bag is directly over the top of the wig.

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Set the bag on a table or flat surface pulling your arm out carefully then curl the excess bag around itself gently letting the air out of the bag so it will fit in the shoe box.

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If done correctly when removed the wig will look just like it did when it was on the head stand. The box has sufficient room it it that the wig does not get crushed while traveling.

When you arrive at your destination remove the wig from the box and bag then and place it on a collapsible stand as pictured. Mine are wire but you can get plastic ones also. Another option is just to buy 1 quart sodas and place the wig over the bottle. Yet another would be to use wine bottles but then you have to hold the wig in one hand while drinking the wine with the other. We blondes have trouble doing that many things at once. especially in front of a mirror!

DIVA LAS VEGAS 2017

It has been dlv06smany years since I have been to any type of crossdressing event having lost interest in the rubber chicken dinners and endless recognition awards. I have pondered Diva Las Vegas for some time because they say it is not like the conventions but rather a vacation. I have decided to  attend this year so I will know in about two weeks or April 1st.

It sounds like a lot of fun but will take some getting used to because it takes place all over all week long. They have a texting system set up to keep everybody posted on events and changes. I like the idea that you can opt in or out of events leaving you time to do what you like. You can find out more at their website http://divalas.vegas/

It starts next Sunday so don’t wait too long to register if you are thinking of attending.

TGIRL ROAD TRIP!

With Diva Las Vegas just 3 1/2 weeks away I thought traveling girls might appreciate my recent discovery.

The pictures below are of my wig on a 13 inch head to give you an idea of how much space there is inside the case. Use 18 inch head for long wigs and 13 or 15 for smaller heads. I purchased this size because I hate my old boxes that are only are only 12 inches tall so the hair gets smashed down when traveling. Using a 13 or 15 inch head with the 21 inch box gives me plenty of room so the top stays looking great,

I got mine from Amazon.com but you can also go to Dini direct at  http://diniwigs.com

 

Wig Travel Box – 21 Inch – Purple/Black – With 15 Inch Styrofoam Head

(18″) and 15″ Head

Continue reading TGIRL ROAD TRIP!

CROSSDRESSING 101 FOR THE BEGINNER

There is a new page added to the Micki Finn website that should be of interest to crossdressers just venturing out or thinking about it. I could not remember any of the website pages that I have visited over the years that addressed the crossdresser with absolutely no experience in dressing up.

Remembering all of the trial and error mistakes I personally made over the years trying to figure it all out and the huge cost of those experiments not to mention the disappointment with the outcome.  The wigs that made me look like I had a poodle on my head in one case and a vampire in the next.  The dress that made me look like a parade float. I thought it would be a great help for beginners to avoid all of the fun and fast track their way to being beautiful.

CROSSSDRESSING 101 is aimed at the beginner but should be informative for everyone and possibly it be helpful t the old pro’s also.

I hope you enjoy it and let me know if I missed something.

MIcki Finn

LADYLIKE FEMININE CURVES

Creating feminine curves is easy now days because there are many products out there to choose from and of course I have a favorite.

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I use gel pads by Classic Curves International made by my old friend Espy Lopez. The gel pads are heavier than the foam pads but are far better and more realistic. They are very durable and I have had mine of 15 years. dscf00021-1024x768

 

People make the mistake of lifting them up and then thinking they are heavy and will slide down forcing you to pull them up all night. I can tell you that I have never had one issue with them moving at all wearing them day and night.

I wear either Spanx or some other shaper and sometimes panty hose and insert the pads inside positioning them where I want them. Then I wear a an all in one shaping slip from Magisculpt that has the bra built in.magisculpt-shaper

 

I crisscross the straps so that they don’t slide down all night and then turn the garment inside out before putting it on. Wearing the pads in my pantyhose I hold the slip upside down and inside out with the bra in front just above my toes. Holding on to the hem I step in and pull it up my  legs to about mid thigh. I then pull the bra portion over the hem making the garment right side in using the bra straps to pull it all the way up sliding my arms through them like the picture above. The shaping slip maintains constant horizontal pressure on the pads keeping them exactly where you put them. I am not even aware I have them on.

Because the  slip extends down your leg to upper thigh and the material is rigid enough that it eliminates your boy bulge up front.

When I wear pants I just roll up the slip enough to get them on and work the boy bulge problem another way in necessary.

Gel pads are more expensive at about $300.00 a set but if I divide that by 15 years the cost me $20.00 per year.

Check them out I think you will like Espy’s Classic Curves Gel Pads.

For my breasts I use the tear drop breast form from Supergel Products which are made from a similar gel material to the hip pads. The are very reasonably priced around $100.oo per pair because you are buying from the manufacturer.

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http://www.supergelproducts.com/