Pre-Floorshow

prefloorshow

I love this costume. It appears so briefly that most people who have seen the film won’t have noticed it. Only hardcore RHPS fans would recognise it in the wild.

mickrock_full

The easy bits: Pink rubber gloves (from the lab scene), hair rollers, a pink chiffon scarf, ‘cold cream’ on your face and chopsticks poked into your hair…

The trickier bit: the kimono.

It’s made of black satin with a red lining. On the front are embroidered ‘cloud’ shapes in gold. (Photo from Mick Rock’s book)

mickrock_front

On the back is a dragon (photo from The Rocky Horror Costume List)

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Imagine my delight when I found this a while back.

kimonofront

kimononback

lining

No, the dragon isn’t perfect. Maybe one day when I’ve got no more costumes to make, I will embroider one. Until then, this will have to do.

If you want to be able to do this costume, but don’t want to wear white cream on your face, you can try to make a ‘face cream mask’. Get a cheap plastic face mask.

mask1

Cut out the eye and mouth holes and cover it in gesso (so that the next bit sticks).

mask2

Then mix white acrylic paint with heavy acrylic gel (I used Golden extra heavy acrylic matte gel) and glob it on. (Sorry for the phone shadow in the images. Gah!)

mask3

It looks great!

mask4

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