Never to old to dream: From Fur Trapper to Faux Fur Designer
Faux Fur Designer: My costume actually represents my journey to becoming a fashion designer in my early 60s as well as the focus of my Fall outerwear designs which uses awesome faux fur jacket I used one of my original patterns to make the jacket out of African mud cloth … roughed up the edges to give a worn look. I then attached strips of various faux fur to represent pelts. I took it to a fun level by felting (needle punching wooly locks) to totally transform a rubber mask into a bearded beat up alter ego. (I love showing up at my favorite places where no one can figure out who I am.) I made matching hairy mittens to disguise my hands. I put a pair of shoes inside a larger men’s boots to gain height and added a padded belly. Of course … it’s then all about taking on the persona and having fun.
The transformation .... felted rubber mask by needle punching wooly locks for hair and beard and added a faux fur "Daniel Boone" type hat.
Out on the street ... crashing my son's Halloween Block Party. Sign reads: "Never to old to dream ... From Fur Trapper to Faux Fur Designer"
Putting on the finishing touches ... cut pieces of faux fur to represent pelts
Really living the dream... One of my faux fur designs being sold at Philly's top fashion store
Under the mask..... wearing one of my faux fur designs
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