Today is the second last costume of my year-long daily costume challenge. When brainstorming with friends about what would be my last costume, many people thought that I should take on a Mary theme, as in just go as me. I thought that would be a HUGE cop out and a waste of my last day of costume, so please rest assured that I will not be doing that tomorrow. But the idea of a ‘Mary’ theme interested me, so today I have done that dressing as Mary from There’s Something About Mary. I tried my best to recreate that hair style scene, but wigs are not as malleable as one would hope, so this is the best I could come up with, but I think I got the movie poster dress spot-on. And now I’ll leave you with this, years ago my friends and I were joking about titles for our future, non-existent autobiographies and when it came to me, it was decided a play-on-popular-culture would be best, with my autobiography title being: There’s TOO Much About Mary.
On June 20, 1975, Jaws was released. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Peter Benchley novel. The film is set in Amity Island where a giant man-eating Great White shark starts to attack beach goers, causing the Police Chief to join forces with a marine-biologist (and a professional shark hunter) in order to stop it. For this reason, today I have dressed up as a Great White shark myself.
Photo credit: Holmes
Shark Outfit: Homemade from Material from Spotlight and Cardboard
On June 19, 1991, The Rocketeer premiered. The Rocketeer was a film about a young pilot who finds a prototype jetpack that allows him to fly and then becomes a masked hero. Not many people know about this film, but I remember loving it as a child and rumour has it it may be remade.
Photo credit: Billy Rubin
Brown Jacket: Cotton On (My Brother’s)
Rocketeer Helmet: Homemade from Cardboard and Spray Paint Jet Pack: Homemade from Spray Painted Drink Bottles Taped Onto a Backpack