Thursday, November 5, 2009

DIY Halloween



Amidst a fever dream a few months ago I had a vision. It was of myself this past weekend, dressed as a lego pirate. I didn't know how I was going to do it, but I made this sketch to point me in the right direction. I'm happy to say that I saw this dream to fruition and managed to pull off a great Halloween costume.



I wanted to be able to move, so I decided to forgo the boxy body and stick to the parts that matter. The mask is made with papier mache' over a bike helmet so it would stay over my head. The face is drawn on with sharpie and I bought the sword at walgreens, gave it a curved blade, and wrapped it with duct tape. The tank top was originally white until I masked off the stripes with duct tape and spray painted several layers of blue on it. This all came together kind of last minute so the hands, that I were planning on making, had to be cut out, but I don't think many people noticed. I think next year I'm going to choose a costume that doesn't hinder my ability to see/speak/and party down. Please note the yellow turtle neck which does NOT appear in the original sketch. Not included is a video of me in costume doing an interpretive dance to "Human Nature" by MJ.

4 comments:

Heumann said...

That is AWESOME.

I went as an Australia Post box, but got no photos. I'll claim that the party was too exciting to stop and take photos...

Ilan S. said...

That's always a safe claim to make, Josh. At the party I went to there was someone dressed as a filing cabinet and I thought it was one of the best costumes there. I'm all about the inanimate object costumes. All about them.

Nissa said...

sooo...when can we see your dance video?

chelle marie said...

Yeah, why is the video not included?