There is no doubt that the costume designer plays an essential role in cinematic storytelling. For the Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019), costume designer Julian Day’s guiding principle was: the louder, the better.
One of many highlights from my fun-filled holiday trip to California was a visit to Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains; an immersive exhibit covering the complete history of the legendary progressive rock band that even a casual Pink Floyd fan will flip out over. Given my extreme fondness for costume design, you can only imagine my delight in finding that one of the galleries included replicas of the enigmatic Lightbulb Suits seen on the cover and related artwork for the band’s 1988 live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder. Talk about an “Oh, Wow” moment.
Do you love the TV show What We Do In The Showdows? I sure do, because it is the fucking best. If you are also a fan, then you will recognize the likenesses of vampire Nandor The Relentless and his human familiar, Guillermo in a scene straight out of Guillermo’s fantasies, in which Nandor returns his unrequited love. If the design by MarianoSan looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s inspired by the cover of the My Chemical Romance album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Pick up one for yourself or for a holiday gift for just $24.95 at This Link!
Everyone who knows me understands that my love for Alice Cooper begins and ends with the original band, for reasons that take too long to talk about. But that does not mean that I don’t appreciate great ink: so I have to give a shout out to this beautiful rendition of the cover of Alice’s 1978 solo album From The Inside, which resides on the left forearm of my good friend Teddy. When asked, Teddy admits there isn’t necessarily a ‘good story’ behind the tattoo, but it is pretty sweet!
If you are a fan of Schitt’s Creek (and really, who isn’t) then you might recall the especially hilarious episode where David and Moira attempt to cook her mother’s recipe for enchiladas. Things reach a crisis level when it comes time to “fold in the cheese,” and neither one of them knows what that means. Because, cooking. If you love that episode so much that you want to immortalize it in a T Shirt, you’ve come to the right place. Just Fold It In (design by Monsterobots) is on sale now in a variety of styles, sizes and colors for just $24.95 at This Link. Order early for the holidays!
Anyone who grew up in the 70s, loving bands like Queen and David Bowie, knows the legacy of photographer Mick Rock. Along with the equally phenomenal Bob Gruen, Rock was a photographer whose skilled eye captured images – fleeting moments in rock history – that were every bit as important to the times as the music being made by those he was shooting. It is not at all surprising that Mick Rock is also known as “The Man Who Shot the 70s.” It was sad news indeed to hear of Rock’s passing on November 18th due to complications from a two-year battle with cancer. He is surely irreplaceable. RIP, Mick!
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Trekkie Monster is the alter-ego of Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster in the award-winning Broadway play, Avenue Q, which is an adult parody of Sesame Street. Geoffrey and I saw it several years ago and it was completely hilarious. Created by Rick Lyon, Trekkie is obsessed with social media and has made millions of dollars off investments in various platforms. In a previous iteration of the show, the original Trekkie was obsessed with Star Trek, hence his name.
Photographed in the Museum of The City of New York as Part of the Exhibit, Puppets of New York.