Dystopian Future Warrior Fantasies - Halloween 2015
To wear a costume allows the ultimate fantasy to unfold. You get to be who you want, who you need to be that’s better, stronger and braver than yourself. Whenever I get the chance I step away from the easel and crack open my costume box. I sketch headdress ideas at happy hour, and I use Pinterest to collect ideas for future fantasies. Often times the costumes I make draw some parallel with my mood, my aspirations or inspirations at that moment in time. I made this costume for a Mad Max themed party, but it couldn’t have been a better match for my current state of mind and spirit, as a Warrior for Good. Tough. Confident. Brave. but with Bravado and Style. It’s my own small version of a character study, stepping out of a film, across the pages of Vogue, through past and future, and into the balmy New Orleans night. This wall provided the perfect backdrop out in the courtyard of one of our favorite French Quarter restaurants where we shamelessly held a mini photoshoot to capture these exquisite fantasies before the night did it’s good work of undoing them.
(photo credits go to: Summer Suleiman of Healthy Summer blog, and Editor of New Orleans’ best new blog about the hustle of entrepreneurs The Distillery)
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