Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2019
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2019
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2019
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2019
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2019
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2019

We describe technology as augmenting human capabilities. But other creatures have been way ahead of us for millions of years: sharper hearing, a better sense of smell, protective shells and exoskeletons, weapons (claws, horns, talons), and wings. This costume expresses animal superpowers as we might design them for ourselves. Special thanks to brilliant photographer Willie Davis and multitalented stylist Alina Rancier.

MATERIALS:
Bought: IKEA PS 2002 watering cans (17x$0.69, price reduced from $1.99), Loops & Threads 1/2 inch by 1.5 yard black braided elastic ($2.69), Everbilt 1/8 inch by 50 yard black paracord ($4.48), machine screws ($1.18), steel washers ($1.18). Already owned: black clothes (turtleneck, jeans, socks, sneakers, costume gloves), scissors, pencil, hacksaw, metal file, power drill, drill bit, work gloves.

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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.