Saturday, October 31, 2009

halloween 2009: drowning girl

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inspiration:


1963. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 67 5/8 x 66 3/4" (171.6 x 169.5 cm).

"Lichtenstein found sources for many of his early paintings in comic books. The source for this work is "Run for Love!" published by DC Comics in 1962. In the original illustration, the drowning girl's boyfriend appears in the background, clinging to a capsized boat. Lichtenstein cropped the image dramatically, showing the girl alone, encircled by a threatening wave. He shortened the caption from "I don't care if I have a cramp!" to the ambiguous "I don't care!" and changed the boyfriend's name she calls out from Mal to Brad. In addition to appropriating the melodramatic content of comics, Lichtenstein manually simulated the Benday dots used in the mechanical reproduction of images."

not as scary as a lot of my past costumes, but i think i still looked a bit creepy! here are a bunch more images from halloween. i think i'm going to do a different costume tonight but we'll see!

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makeup in progress:
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i tried to do my arms and legs but it did not work out so well. plus, i ended up wearing my coat for most of the night, so it was alright!

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dress: for sale in my etsy store
apron: thrifted, 50 cents
hat: thrifted years ago, had never worn it, got stolen last night :(
necklace + earrings: thrifted
shoes: steve madden on sale years ago

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salima was supposed to be a member of abba (for work) but was not happy about it. i gave her a fur hat and then we sang fernando.

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ashli went as a droog, after i persuaded her that sexy schoolgirl was not a good idea.

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there are about 50 photos of me posing ridiculously, i will spare you

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smurf and cavewoman?

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here you can see my blue hair a little better... and my makeup fading as the night progressed.

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i swear i was not the only one dancing, even if it looks like that.

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i can't resist dancing to beck

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my friend andré was a mad scientist, and our lovely host! his wall is plastered with drowning girl.

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i went to a party to see if i could win a prize, but i didn't have enough money to get in sadly. oh well! i doubt i would have won anyway.

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close up!

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it wasn't nearly as time consuming as i thought it would be, took maybe 15 minutes?

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my favourite costume of the night!

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did not know this guy, did not know why he wanted to touch my face.

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dance party with friends!

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as you can see, i quite liked my sign!



hopefully tonight, OFFICIAL halloween, will be just as much fun. we'll see...
what did you go as last night? what are you going as tonight? what is the best costume you've seen so far this year? share links!

question: how do you do a "cut" on blogger?

10 comments:

Andi B. Goode said...

You can't do cuts on blogger.
You look amazing. I think it's a great costume. I'm mainly taken by your hair - it's getting so long!! It looks so good.
-Andi x

Rose said...

Your costume is so great! an awesome idea I think.

Rose

garconniere said...

thanks guys! and andi, my hair is starting to get to me too! i haven't cut it in nearly a year... i kept on saying i'd cut it after halloween but i am so indecisive.

Maria Confer said...

I adore all your photos!!

Your costume is the coolest I've seen this years. So creative and well executed.

lululetty.blogspot.com

hannah said...

seriously genius and superb execution. your costume deserves a spot in the halloween hall of fame!!

cocogoreo said...

what a great costume!!

catherine_sr. said...

This is a really amazing costume! I'm blown away. And I loved all your previous Halloween costumes, too!

garconniere said...

thanks for all the compliments!
and andi, i am so bummed i can't do cuts. i really have to change my style for posting on blogger. oh well!

katty said...

I really like halloween, the party and i love to go out with my litle girl, she really enjoy to ask in every house for a candy.
In the night the party is only between my husband and i, usually i buy viagra and my husban is a real machine.

chloe said...

totally copying this this year!!!!

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