These costumes were designed by Joe Holliday for the cult film Sounds of Silence:
Joe's Concept Art :: Octavius
I was in charge of making the red velvet jacket. I made the pattern based on a 19th century jacket where the side seams are actually the darts in the back. Distressed it using black fabric paint, coffee grounds, and hot glue, and silver sharpey to age the gold buttons. I also used a sharp knife to shred the bottom, and to add a few holes to the body. The insignia are all just hot-glue-gun glue, and painted over with fabric paint. All the bones are real, courtesy of Joe :) He also supplied the real monkey fur which lines the neck behind the stand-up collar. Photos by Flip Cassidy.
Joe's Concept Art :: Delisa
For Delisa’s costume I was assigned the pleather bib. I used cover-your-own-buttons so I could use the pleather for those too.
Joe's Concept Art :: Red Clown
I did the collar for this guy. It was a lot of work, but soo cool! I made it out of thick sew-in interfacing, folded and ironed every inch or so to get the accordion shape. Then i glued it onto a strip of interfacing for the neck, which was lined w/ black (synthetic) fur for comfort, with ribbons to tie it. I aged it with tea, fabric paint, and some splatters of red and yellow (diluted) fabric paint, then went to town on it w/ a serrated knife, scraping all the texture into it :)
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