Sometimes I get requests. Usually I ignore them when they’re of the “Hey…wanna hem my pants?” category. Because, no…I really don’t want to hem your pants. I don’t even like hemming my own pants. Practical sewing is a chore. Creative sewing is a blast. 🙂 But then, every now and again someone wants something awesome….like a Steve Zissou costume from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou for their dress-as-a-favorite-character-from-a-movie birthday party.
When my friend Clay came to me with this request, how could a fellow Wes Anderson/Bill Murray fan say no? We started off with these.
Clay dyed the pants to an almost identical hue to the shirt (Kudos to Clay!), then handed me a bag with the pants, shirt, some blue material, and a Team Zissou patch he found online in it.
After a good bit of work, and much cleverness, his costume was ready!
All the props and accessories are Clay’s fine handiwork. 🙂
Clay’s costume rocked, the party was a blast, and Marty (aka “The Fella”)& I got to revisit our halloween costumes for the occasion!
If you can guess who we are, I’ll be verrrrry impressed by you! 🙂
Happy Birthday, Clay!