Why wear clothes when you can wear balloons? I used the kind that are shaped like letters: one A, two H’s, and four Y’s. The costume reminds me of balloon sculptures by artist Jeff Koons, and the “stuffed” look of some runway fashion by Comme Des Garçons. Since my costumes are typically geometric, it was fun to try something softer. Many thanks to multi-talented photographer Willie Davis and sharp-eyed stylist Catherine Leung.
Bought: Silver mylar balloons (7 x $4.50), round sunglasses ($8.00). Already owned: black clothes (long sleeve shirt, jeans, socks, sneakers, costume gloves, Burton balaclava), electrical tape, Scotch Magic tape, thread, wide elastic strap, elastic string from a party hat, scissors.