yesterday i needed a costume for a birthday party. my sister just gave me a pair of super hot black jeans with butt studs so i knew i’d want to wear those and the costume needed to start there. i decided to become a storm.
i started with white pillow batting and dyed it black with india ink
i wanted my costume to be a more avant garde than literal. i wanted a rain sleeve.
i’m trying to figure out how best to reference rain with fabric
i decide fringe
i stitched a mass of cloud to a headband
and the rest to a shirt
the finished shirt
i wanted crazy windblown hair, with three birds flying around it, and stormy makeup
i loved the hair and the birds
in the time it took waiting while my friends got ready i added tinfoil to my face as my lightning reference. i also had a pocket full of those popper things to throw at the ground and be my thunder. the rain sleeve was super fun for dancing, and i gave people attitude for not recognizing my birds.