20 May 2009

Never compromise, even in the face of Halloween being months away…

It is never too early to start Halloween costume-planning—at least for me. Long before the film version of Watchmen came out, I knew I wanted to go as objectivist vigilante Rorschach for Halloween. (It was reading the graphic novel that made me eager to don a ink-blot mask, trenchcoat, and fedora.) There are already a number of commercially available Rorschach costumes for purchase, but I think they look awful. Besides, I already own a trenchcoat, brown fedora, and white scarf, so I am ahead on the costume developing. But today, in the bookstore of all places, I came across a high quality commercial Rorschach mask—far better than the cheap ones that come with the complete costumes. So I purchased it (on sale!) and here is the first photo test:
As you can see, the mask has large eye-holes in it, which I darkened digitally for the picture. For the full costume, I’ll darken my eyes either with make-up, or I’ll sew thin black fabric across them (I like the last option better).

The wait for Halloween is always so difficult…