I know, this is so 2009. However, thought this would be a fun post-Halloween post.
I’ve been a fan of Maurice Sendak for quite some time. The movie was coming out last year right around this time and I was trying to think of a costume I could scrap together.
I made a head brace that you can’t see to keep the mask steady and ended up looking out through his nostrils. Construction had to be quick and simple so I made him more close to 2 1/2 D.
In conjunction with the movie, Mr. Sendak decided to sell some of his work that had been in his personal archives for quite some time. I went to the opening of one of the sales at Animazing Gallery in Soho. To see some of his drawings and preliminary sketches in person was a fun and humbling experience. The price tags on some of those babies were jaw dropping. If you are looking for a great book on Sendak and his work, try The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma G. Lanes, Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. There are quite a few editions.
Here’s some photos of the process.
The final result. It was a balmy rainy halloween last year, so I sadly didn’t get to wear it much. I took the brace off and now he hangs up in my room.