Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Costume 2: Playing Card

On paper, this should have been one of the greatest costumes ever. It was from a TV commercial shoot I had done and was made by professionals.

It was horrible. Let’s count the ways, shall we?

1. It was solid foam. With a foot of stuff covering both ears, the costume smothered sound like I was a billionaire* and it was one of my heirs holding the pillow. WHAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY???

2. It was constricting and restrictive. Not only was the costume tight and uncomfortable, it prevented me from bringing my hands—or my drinks—to my face.

3. It nullified peripheral vision. Blind spots? Don’t mind if I do.