The importance of a concept. I live my life through concept and what I have found is everything has to have meaning to me- from what I wear to the ideation in my sketch book.
Each costume on Halloween must have a concept this is reflective of where I am in my life symbolically of course. Last year I was Wonder Woman. I felt as though I was able to visually represent my need for independence and becoming more strong willed.
My post from last year:
" The quest for a strong feminist role model is challenging and while I I have always admired Joan of Arc, Amelia Earhart, Camille Claudel and Virginia Wolf just to name a few Wonder Woman has always stood for me as a larger than life superhero- who just happened to be a woman.Every Halloween I try to represent through costume where I am in my life- so Wonder Woman was an obvious choice. She is not only equal to men but has that extra feminine touch of beauty grace and a kind heart. I found fascinating details about the evolution of Wonder Women and wanted to share: Wonder Woman is a "distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and to a world torn by the hatred of men. She has
superhuman strength , flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility. She represents my quest for fearlessness, passion and conviction and the ability to conquer the world."
At work she has become my trademark what began as my obsession turned into a work of art at work and an interactive art piece. Whenever anyone finds a Wonder Woman they print it out and hang it on my wardrobe.
I love the general look of the wardrobe itself; the way they over lap and create dimension, the individual way each artist duplicated Wonder Woman but what I love most of all is the support and love of my co-workers. And even though Halloween is tomorrow and another concept was carried through- Wonder Woman will always be MINE. <3