So, for the past couple of Halloweens I've been obsessed with really simple, iconic costumes. I think I must have watched some sort of Halloween retrospective or something, but all I remember is seeing people dressed as skeletons, ghosts, cowboys, etc. Classic. I decided this year I was going to be a spaceman. My costume was coming together really well, but I wanted to screen-print something on the front to make it a little more retro/iconic. So I put a simple Saturn on the front.
Later, I was discussing my costume idea with a friend and she said, "a space ranger, Jon? Why not a PINBALL ranger?" Oh.....my....Godzilla vs. Mothra.... TALK ABOUT A MISSED OPPORTUNITY! Well, I screen-printed some pinball parts around the Saturn and tried to pass myself off as a cosmic pinball ranger. Although, thinking about it now, I could have said that I was 3D Pinball Space Cadet from that pinball game that is included on nearly EVERY PC (I also think it's probably the most played playfield ever...ugh, now I'm sad!). Here's me in my costume:
And here is a detail of the shirt:
Needless to say, screen-printing pinball parts was really fun. I've been dying to get together some sort of shirt design that Alec and I could sell here, or at shows. Maybe something like this would be fun.
Anyway, happy holidays!!