The Flea Market
Right. So. Cosplay? For us it's not the beginning or an end. It's an avenue. And in Chicago, avenues tend to be straightforward, but Chicagoans get VERY distracted along the way. You got your garage sales, your yard sales, your rummage sales, your block parties, and - if your neighborhood can harangue your Alderman enough - your flea markets. As far as TG's are concerned, this method of acquiring treasures and general do-dads is second only to dumpster diving in Gold Coast alleys. We realize that we need some kind of receptacle for all of our various ventures, so here it is. But realize that this somewhat linear path is going to get very weird and distracting before you find your way back out, and you might pick up a few things you didn't intend.