The Origin: I knew I wanted to do a costume without a lot of background explanation, as previous years ( a lady from a Toulouse-Lautrec painting, the queen of the Forbidden Zone, Leigh Bowery) have required Powerpoint and Youtube videos to be shown to drunks. What could be simpler than being myself for Halloween? I really liked this costume from last year that went around the Internet, The Greyscales, of a group of three people painted not just in black and white, but in the shades of grey of old photos and newspapers.
I started off with my headshot, (above) inverted, and tried to color match to come up with my costume: When it’s photographed and inverted, it looks like: Me! With creepy doll eyes! What it took: A Cosplay wig, a white dress, scleral contacts (not as comfortable as they look!) an airbrush, and two ounces of bodypaint. And the will to do it! My favorite part is taking pictures with other people, (In this case, my very funny friend Mike Drucker), and then when it’s inverted: Boom! Mike looks weird, and I look normal! Totally, totally normal. As normal as pie!