Day 224: Monopoly

Day 224: Monopoly

On February 6th 1935, the board game Monopoly first went on sale. Before being bought by Parker Brothers, the game was called “The Landlord’s Game” and was created by Elizabeth Magie to teach economy and land value tax.¬†Initially¬†Parker Brothers turned down the¬†board game¬†commenting that it was too complicated and took too long to finish. They later changed their mind based on it’s popularity in Pennsylvania. In honour of all the weeks spent playing this game with my brothers over the summer holidays, today I take on the theme of monopoly and have dressed as the Monopoly man – Rich Uncle Pennybags.

 

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

 

Black Top Hat: Bowler hast from Hot Dollar, covered with Black Paper to turn into a Top Hat shape and with an added Purple Ribbon

Red Bow Tie: Dollar King

White Longsleeve Collarless Shirt: Cotton On

Grey Pants: Valleygirl

Tuxedo Heels: ASOS

White Mustache: Homemade from White Cardboard

Bald Cap: Base Warehouse

Cane: Homemade from Cardbaord

Money Bag: Scrunched up Tote Bag from Cotton on with a Cardboard Dollar Sign

 

 

Day 57: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23 is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. An obvious persona associated with the abolition of slavery is Abraham Lincoln, who I have chosen to dress as today.

 

Photo Credit: Ziggy

 

Top Hat: Home made from cardboard

White Shirt: Cotton On

Black Tie: Black Cotton Strip of Fabric

Black Vest: Witchery

Black Jacket: Don’t Ask Amanda

Black Pants: Princess Highway

Tuxedo High Heels: ASOS