The man, the myth, the painter. Seriously the easiest, low cost costume I’ve done. Clothes I already had, my natural fro, & a paint palette (only new because I didn’t have enough time to pick up my old one from my parent’s house.)
CLOTHING: Jacket – Levis | Jeans – Secondhand | Boots – old
MISS MOIRE (OPTICAL ILLUSION)
Aside from the new socks (which were on my list before Halloween time,) this costume is a combo of items I already had + thrifted pieces.
CLOTHING: Tank – Everlane | Scarves, Cardigan, Pants, & Docs – Secondhand | Socks – Hansel from Basel
I typically cosplay as various nerdy characters for Halloween, but this year, I didn’t want to spend a bunch/wanted to work with what I had. Low and behold, a swatch palette; because as a designer/photographer I was bound to dress up as one at some point in my life haha ⠀
CLOTHING: Tee & Docs – Secondhand | Jeans – Levis⠀⠀
Here’s a bit of the backstory:
This went from a responsibly made item I bought on sale…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To hand washing the collar only to become so saddened that it was ruined with black streaking on the pristine white squares…⠀⠀⠀⠀
To debating whether or not I should buy another one…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then ultimately deciding to give it new life by painting over all the streaking…⠀⠀
Which has made me love it even more!
I feel like big sis @ajabarber would be really proud that I took this favorite item (@marimekko no less) and instead of discarding it to quickly replace, I made the conscious choice to not spend more on a perfectly good garment that simply needed some creativity.⠀
I urge everyone to try and think of other ways to mend/fix/repurpose some of your most loved items before getting rid of them. You just might like them more after you update them!