I recently received an email from Nikki, a lovely lady in the States who had stumbled across pictures of my Birds costume from last Halloween. She was making a Birds costume for the Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, she told me, and was after some advice on how I had made the birds work on my outfit. I described my strategy as best I could and wished her luck with getting her outfit together...
Just the other day, she emailed me with some pics of the parade. I willingly admit defeat in creating the most awesome Tippi costume ever:
As she explained, she made the dress suit out of sequined fabric so that it would be appropriately bright and flashy for the parade. And as she was a mermaid Tippi, she's being attacked by seagulls. Genius.
Do you not think it's absolutely fabulous? I feel so pleased that I was able to give my little bit of assistance in helping to create such a wonderful outfit.
|Public transport - the best fun to be had in a costume, as you cause concern |
and confusion amongst the commuters...
Nikki has her own bit of the internet over at Style Schematic, if you'd like to follow her on over and have a look at what other amazing things this talented lady has been up to.
[All photos used with Nikki's prior consent]