and as much as the modern rosies helped with my look, it was the real "rosies" from WW2 photos by photographer alfred palmer that i also turned to for additional inspiration. these women doing a man's job and doing it well in wartime.
well, that was fun - thinking of, sourcing and creating a halloween costume, if only to spend a few hours in it. hopefully i can find another occasion so that i can wear it again (costume party, anyone?)
it might be a tad too much for lounging around the house, non?
halloween shenanigans at the office. our theme was living art. i was rosie the riveter. easy and iconic. just wished i had faced the right direction with my poster. i guess i live up to the nickname that molly gave to me years ago - backwards ling.
damn mirror image, but whatevs. it was fun for me as i had missed out last year when i came back from china. (i still need to dress up as queen grimhilde one year - if only just for me)
some shots of my colleagues - some of whom really got into it.
great ceasar's ghost! and scream much?
this sign should be up all year round
with van gogh's sunflowers
van gogh's 'sunflowers' + statue of caesar
mondrian + edvard munsch's 'scream'
andy warhol + zombie bob ross
'thomas crowne' extras or 'son of man' x 3
'american gothic' gone psycho
my original mar/comms team (before merger)
the mar/comms team (post merger)
the living museum was a fun theme and most everyone got into it. edward degas, edvard munsch, vincent van gogh, rene magritte, grant wood, j. howard miller, jackson pollack, andy warhol, bob ross, frida kahlo were well-represented. other staff dressed as a museum security guard, painters and tacky tourists visiting a museum.
even the ones who didn't go with the theme got in on the fun. you can picture a witch, a "basic" and a kangaroo at the museum, right?
when the agreed upon halloween theme at the office is 'living art', the mind reels with possibilities. so many choices. i kept flip-flopping between classical and modern art. i couldn't decide whether to dress up as an artist or as their works.
a large part of it was dependent on where to locate materials, the cost and the time involved to make such a costume, as i was making two - one for the office and one for fun.