Sunday, April 6, 2008
Umm. Johnny Depp. Sigh.
It was decided (between myself & Paula!) that Brigham will be Edward Scissorhands for Halloween this year. I'll start the costume in July (Jack Sparrow took all summer too, but it was worth it.) I found the perfect dress (the one you see here) for Paula and we are taking the liberty of inventing a new character—Edward must have a wife! Random black and white materials have been saved just for this purpose, black leather belts, the boots, and making their 'hands' should go well too—a seed salesman gave me a ton of lightweight plastic corn signs to cut and paper mache. Why? Because Johnny Depp is interesting, odd, hot, and...there's just something about his personality that makes me think he doesn't really know who he is yet...like me!. Well, a group of us went to see Sweeney Todd. I'd forgotten about all the songs-- I took Brig' to see it onstage at the Columbian Theatre when he was a little boy and we loved it-- a twist ending, a slamming door—we jumped 5 ft in the air and were deliciously frightened. However, he must of remembered there was more singing than I did, because he refused to go! I was impressed that Johnny could sing-- but I found myself staring and staring at the shoulder seams on his vest and thinking, ' how was that sewn?...that's not a pattern I've seen before'...pay attention! I really liked it but a couple times I wished for more dialogue. Loved all the clothing; I usually focus on things like that (and the decadent horror). I guess I like costumes that look real. Not too clean for their time period. Well worn. Arg. Can't concentrate-- must sew.