Showing posts with label costume. Show all posts
Showing posts with label costume. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Where my head's at...

Kwon Seulgi - Untitled - Brooch - 2011
silicone, pigment, plastic, thread, wood, stainless steel

Kwon Seulgi - Untitled - Brooch - 2011
silicone, pigment sterling silver, thread, stone, glass bead, stainless steel

Kwon Seulgi - Cell 10 Brooch - Oct 2009
silicone, pigment, plastic, stainless steel

Chanel Spring 2012 Under the Sea

Studio Bertjan Pot - Cluster Light 2009

Ernesto Neto - "Simple and light as a dream...the gravity don’t lie...just loves the time" 2006
Installation view fromTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Photo: Fabian Birgfeld, photoTECTONICS.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (Via Moment/C)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Sculpted clothing - The T/Shirt Issue

Most beautiful Wolf sculptural clothing by Mashallah.Design

These are from The T/Shirt Issue page of Digital Portraits.
The T/Shirt Issue blog has even more wonderfully sculpted geometric pieces:

Here's what they say about themselves...
"The T-shirt Issue is an interdisciplinary collective that combines fashion, design and technology into unique basic apparel, ranging from daily wearables to conceptual installations.

We are fascinated by the triangular polygon, a geometric shape we see as the basic unit of digital substance and wearable form. All our products are made in a new digital environment that allows us to reconstruct every piece of clothing from the core to any degree of complexity. With this new approach we establish a new dimension in which 2D, 3D and the space in between is reconsidered and experimented with.

In doing so, we stir triangular shapes and fine fabrics into basic apparel that subtly exposes its digital descent. As the possibilities in polygonal shaping are unlimited, we also engage in the conception of extensive art pieces to shed a light on the extremities. Our ultimate mission is to lift the hurdle between possible and impossible and redefine the aesthetics of all things jersey."

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

My Halloween - food, face, flowers - 2011

Much belated, a few snippets from my Halloween Dinner party:
1. Autumn Squash and a lovely Black Bear brooch from Adadine (guilt gift from Mr P).
2. Facepaint always makes me happy.
3. Oxalis plant in a ceramic raku fired bowl I made in the early 90's.
4. Japanese snacks in a small ceramic tealight holder.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Halloween costume inspiration - black & red

Sylvia Ji 'La Adelita' 2010 via the Joshua Liner Gallery.

I love this Sylvia Ji painting. Although it has much deeper meaning it also makes for great Halloween inspiration and it combines my love of dressing up, Dia de los Muertos and Freda Kahlo in one glorious image. These are large painting in Acrylic and gold leaf on wood panels and you can read more about the background to the works in the Las Adelitas exhibition on the Joshua Liner Gallery flickr page for the show.

Sylvia Ji 'Red Quechquemitls' 2010 see full exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery.

Sylvia Ji 'La Madrina' 2010 see full exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery.

Andrea Peira's winning Photo in the World Body Painting Festival 2011

This is exactly the sort of thing I like to do, but when you live in a mobile home and like candles it's just not practical, so I make do with enjoying the work of others unless I'm invite to things in large open spaces. The Photograph above was by Andrea Peira and the costume and body painting was by Birgit Mörtl+Melanie Rodel Body Painting Festival 2011

Birgit Mörtl+Melanie Rodel - Body painting & costume for the World Body PaintingFestival 2011 (via

Halloween make-up via

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Halloween inspiration - black white grey & stylish

Mummified drink bottles by one charming party

Marshmallow goody bags by one charming party

Crushed Oreos adorn the top of the cake to resemble dirt, inside is red sponge. By one charming party

Halloween table display with pumpkin painting tutorial on Apples & Onions

Black lace candles on Family Chic

Table setting for Black Halloween in Sweet Paul Magazine

Black Pumpkin styled by Paul Lowe for Black Halloween in Sweet Paul Magazine

Framed Embroidery by Paul Vitale for Black Halloween at Sweet Paul Magazine

Spanish Moss tealight holders and white Ranunculus with wording make more grown up table decorations via One Charming Party.

Chiharu Shiota - In Silence - 2008

Sweet Paul's scary portraits tutorial is here.

So you have some ideas for the house, but what about you? I always think about how I'll do my hair, or my wigs. Here are some tamer than usual ideas for a more stylish party...

Désirée Dolron - Xteriors VI - 2003 (via Alain Truong, see more on Artnet)

Dusan Jaukovic working with Morpheum Couture for Best Shop (via Haute Macabre)

A Tribute to Dorian Gray. Shot by Vincent Alvarez for Soon International. Found via Haute Macabre.

Next up, what to wear? Perhaps that should have been before the hair, but I usually start with hair and work a look around it. When you are going for something stylish that shouldn't mean giving up on the costume side of things, dressing up is half the fun. One option is to think Couture or Avante Garde catwalk style take some Halloween fashion tips from the runway shows and magazines.

Gareth Pugh via About a Girl.

Gareth Pugh - Spring Collection, Women's 2010 via Million Looks.

Gareth Pugh - Spring Collection, Men's 2010 via Homme Times.

Gareth Pugh via About a Girl.

Peter Pilotto Franken-Fashion mask for model Guinevere van Seenus on Dazed Digital.

Chic Gothic Glam, shot by Craig McDean for Vogue Italia. Found via Haute Macabre.

Photographed by Jerry Bennet :: Modeled & MUA by Manchester
Wardrobe and Styled by Alex London. Found via Haute Macabre.

Photos from Max.Tan’s F/W 2010 collection via Haute Macabre.

Iris van Herpen - Capriole - Paris Haute Couture Show

I have so much more but don't have time to find the links, perhaps another time? FOr now I need to get on with my own Halloween arrangements, like dusting off Mr P's green lady painting 'Tina' by J.H.Lynch which is perfect for Halloween in a mobile home since it oozes kitsch. I'll try and get a photo if I have time.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Halloween costume ideas - Day of the Dead


I love Mexican Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead. All that colour, art, creativity and food, what a joyous way to celebrate and remember loved ones who have died. Every few years some friends host a Day of the Dead Party instead having a traditional Halloween party. In the early years I started off with simple skulls make-up and a plain red wig but in subsequent years I was inspired by edible Sugar Skull candy and opted for much more colourful face painting and costumes and lots of colourful flowers in my wig to give that true Mexican feel. As always, I did other people's faces first so my own was a bit of a last minute rush, but even messy painting looks jolly when it's in such bright colours. I always enjoy doing them.

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