While looking up pictures of garthim I found this website: http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/968/ which is hilarious.
The reason I was looking at pictures of garthim is because as many of you know The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets have been re-invited to the Penny Arcade Expo after bailing at the last minute a couple years ago. (I should never forgive Bob for that but who can stay mad at this face?)
To that end, I’ve been thinking about making myself a new costume. I’ve always wanted to do something crustacean-like but it would be incredibly hard to perform in (not that that has ever stopped me before) and I think it would complicate border-crossing. So now I’m thinking about recreating an old costume which I really like – essentially it was a set of coveralls that had a bunch of plastic garden chains and shower curtain rings (spray painted to look metal – in all senses of the word) and a helmet with a transparent vacuum hose on it. I miss those days of going to the thrift store and finding kooky things to make into Thickets costumes, perhaps I should revisit that chapter of my life, and I bet Best would help!
Here’s the old version:
Perhaps it’s time to take a stroll down Thickets costume lane. You can click on the pics to enlarge.
I wish I had a photo of my TIE Fighter helmet. It’s not a helmet a TIE Fighter would wear – it’s a helmet that looks like a TIE Fighter.