Some costume suggestions:
- Have a rosy face, slurred speech, staggering walk and you have an easy costume p*** Artist
- Mime Costumes
- Actors & actresses refer to themselves as ‘artists’, so take a look at some of our other blogs for some film star costume inspiration. there are also more movie costume ideas on this blog too…
- Also look at music stars, plenty of singer fancy dress ideas on this blog
- Circus acts are also known as artists, so this gives you a large range of costumes to choose from
- Famous artists including Leonardo de Vinci – wear Medieval / early Tudor style costume. Van Gough – Victorian Style. Picasso (1881 – 1973) so more modern style of clothing would be suitable.
Today we celebrate the birth of two different artists in different spheres. In the field of painting, the artist Joán Miró was born on this day in 1893. Miro, a Catalan from Barcelona, is possibly best known for his somewhat non-conventional style influenced by Dada and Surrealism, although he was famously temperamental and refused to be categorised or ‘grouped’ with any particular genre Our other artist is one of the greats of silent cinema – Harold Lloyd, born in 1883. He is possibly not as well known as he should be because, unlike other silent screen artists, he retained control of his work and, for example, restricted the showing of his work only to cinemas where they could be given an organ accompaniment (a piano would not do). He also prevented his films being shown on the new television medium for a long time. That said, the actor did all his own stunts (and occasionally suffered for it – he lost a few fingers in one stunt) and the image of him hanging from the hands of a clock face in ‘Safety Last’ (1923) is undoubtedly iconic.
Looking for a common theme, ‘Art For Art’s Sake’ or even ‘Suffering For Your Art’ suggest themselves, but whatever you decide, here at Props n Frocks we’ll help you get creative..