I imagine you will all be having Halloween fun
and may have already gone to parties dressed as ???
I think Halloween costumes are a larger scale form of Altered Art. We can be as creative as we like and there certainly are opportunities to explore and techniques beyond what we might usually use. Our Headdress Challenge was a preparatory exercise for just this event. Comment to tell us some of your favorite costumes you have worn through the years and if they were handmade.
The Phantom Steeler
Eddie and I went one year as a Baseball (him) and an Octopus (me). Hours of applying paper mache made that a reality. Paint and stitching made it a really fun memory. We each had a huge head of paper mache, he wore his softball uniform and I had tentacles hanging to the floor over my grey sweats.
Another year he was a spider with all the legs made from vacuum clean hoses
and I was Miss Muffet.
Then there was the year Ed was Pinocchio; A styrofoam cone painted as a nose, rainbow suspenders and shorts. I drew the joints on his elbows and knees, who knew it was permanent marker???
YOU SEE, ART is everywhere around us and we can all be artists on any given day with paper, with fabric, with paint and with people. Have a SPOOKY week Y'all!