Sunday, July 25, 2010

Captain Planet! (He's a hero.)

I'm very bummed that my camera somehow deleted most of my photos from this night, so these few will have to suffice until Halloween and we get a chance to wear these costumes again.

A friend from Zinzanni was having a birthday party, namely, a Superhero/Supervillian Pub crawl. After much brainstorming (Pinky and the Brain? The Gulf oil spill? Quail Man?) we decided on Captain Planet and his arch nemesis Captain Pollution.

We went to Discount Fabrics in Berkeley to buy 2 yards each of yellow, purple, sky blue, and red stretchy knit fabrics. Ironically enough, Captain Pollution's vest and shorts were made of Organic Bamboo cloth.

Using some proper fitting pieces as guides, I built leggings, a long sleeved shirt, pull on vest, shorts, long fingerless gloves, and shin guards for each of us, in our respective colors.

Looking this good, you know calamity had to ensue. Imagine this riding the BART from downtown Oakland into San Francisco, and proceeding to party in the Tenderloin. Imagine if you can.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm alive!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I swear! Lack of a computer battery, camping, and much needed family visits have turned me into an inconsistent blogger! Though, don't worry, I've been cooking up some tasty treats - a collection of four pillbox hats that will be sold through Topsy Turvy Design just in time for Halloween! I'll post photos as soon as I can muster them up.

I've also been working on a skirt for Jody of Abney Park. She and I were in a few choirs together in High School, and I've asked her if she needed a costumer to create some beautiful custom pieces for her. To my happiness, she said yes, and I am building a skirt, a hat, and maybe a corset or two of her own design. I'll post photos once I'm back from my day sewing at Teatro Zinzanni!!