Pioneer Fashion: Calamity Jane

In FrontierVille, when faced with a fashion crisis, there aren’t too many choices for a forward-thinking Pioneer Lady. You can either go femme or butch with very little in-between. Today we’re going to be looking at one of the staples of Pioneer Fashion: The Calamity Jane

One of my many Calamity Jane neighbors

The  outfit is inspired by the real life hero of American history & foklore, Calamity Jane. Calamity was a real woman, born Martha Jane Cannary Burke in 1852. She’s famous in her own right, having her own wikipedia page, her own movie, and countless biographies written about her.

The Real Calamity Jane

As a kid, I watched the movie all the time and got in trouble one day at Nursery School for singing the songs during nap time.

In FrontierVille, the Calamity Jane outfit is the only outfit that allows women to wear the pants on the Frontier. Either you’re a Calamity Jane or you’re a dress wearin’ Lady with delicate sensibilities. Even the Cowgirl Outfit comes with a mandatory (short) skirt.

Personally, I am a fan of the outfit, but I wish we had more options over-all. I’d like to see more outfits, including more dresses and more pant suits. Making your own clothing was a fundamental skill in Pioneer times, so hopefully one day the developers will include that option in the game.

But I’d really like to see more outfits like this:


Oh, before I forget:

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

I hope you enjoy your 4th of July weekend filled with fireworks, barbeque, and plenty of beer (or soda pop). Due to an injury I’ll be laid up all weekend, so don’t forget to have one for me.


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