Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2017
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2017
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2017
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2017
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2017

Sometimes, natural beauty emerges in technology. Silicon wafers shimmer like dragonfly wings. Bamboo bends into sustainable architecture. Intersecting circles could be ripples in water, or a way to visualize data. Harmony can be organic or constructed. Deep thanks to fearless photographer Willie Davis and sharp stylist Catherine Leung.

MATERIALS:
Bought: bamboo embroidery hoops (26x$1.64 average price), spandex fabric (2x$14/yard), steel washers ($3.92), “Transite” plastic filament for jewelry making ($3.49). Already owned: black clothes (turtleneck, jeans, socks, sneakers, costume gloves), scissors.

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Halloween Costumes
Halloween Rules
1. Make it yourself.
This is the best way to be original. A store bought costume is better than no costume, but you can do better than that!
2. Use your whole body.
If you wear your usual clothes and throw on a mask, is that really a costume? Go from head to toe.
3. Keep it cheap.
Anybody can spend a zillion dollars on a costume and look cool. The real challenge is making it happen on a budget.
4. Don’t rely on recognition.
Do not dress as a celebrity or a movie character. Standard characters like Dracula and Pocahantas are off-limits, too.
5. Don’t rely on sex.
Don’t get me wrong – being sexy is great and all. Just don’t rely on it to make your costume work.
6. Don’t rely on horror.
Sure, blood and guts are a Halloween tradition, but don’t feel limited. Take advantage of the day you can wear anything!

Do you make Halloween costumes that follow these rules? If so, contact me.