Thursday, November 5, 2009
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.