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Thom Ravnholdt is a costume designer and maker, pattern cutter, and a multi-skilled creative working in many media.

12 August 2010

Inflatable Hood For Empress Stah

I made this rubber hood for the wonderful performance- and trapeze artist Empress Stah, for a performance she did at this years KERRANG! Awards. Her show was all about plastic surgery and body image, and the character was a nurse with a heavily worked-on face. So I did this rubber hood with inflatable lips and cheek bones. Stah can inflate it herself by mouth with a rubber tube concealed at the corner of the mouth, that can be hidden away under the lower lip. The eyes are really exaggeratedly slanted to give it that Joan Rivers face-lifted look.
The dress is the 'U' Minidress by Torture Garden for House of Harlot.

6 August 2010

Friday Night Nemo

The other night I dressed up for the first time in ages. I was invited to a fancy dress party with an ocean theme. It was a colleague of mine who suggested Nemo, I'm not sure why. But I could easily picture myself as the adorable little clown fish. So I made fins out of rubber, in a double layer sandwiched over a wire skeleton. I stuck them on with Mastix spirit gum, and painted my face in Kryolan Supra Colour (grease paint). It was a success! Unfortunately there was no prize for best outfit (I would have won it, fins down).