This costume unites garbage and gold. Though the materials are modest (garbage cans), the decorative elements add dignity and beauty through design. I was inspired by gilding on architecture (especially towards the top) and the ceremonial qualities of Japanese samurai armor. Warmest thanks to highly (over)qualified photographer Willie Davis and my favorite stylist Catherine Leung.
Bought: Rubbermaid white rectangular 8-gallon open-top garbage cans (5x$6.97), two cans of Liquitex professional spray paint in Iridescent Antique Gold (2x$7.69), one sheet of 6-ply railroad board (poster board) ($0.66), HDX coveralls ($9.60). Already owned: Kimberly-Clark heavy duty coveralls, box cutter, X-Acto knife, circle cutter, scissors, compass, pencil, gaffer’s tape, Scotch magic tape, blue masking tape, craft paper.