During the last college term I was asked to design the cover for the Trinity College Social & Political Review. I agreed, and decided I’d break away from the conventional block colour that had been used. I illustrated the University’s famous campanile in Front Square as the cover. Here is the finished product:

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Halloween Costume

Here is a quick and inexpensive (bar one element) Halloween costume I made last year. I’ve seen some quirky costumes, and I especially liked ones that are unconvential, ones that are of things that seem impossible to ¬†replicate in costume form, e.g. board games, websites. I went out on Halloween dressed as Youtube.

I screenshot a Youtube site, and then printed it out across six A4 pages. I stuck these pages together on a piece of foam board, creating one image. I then strung the board to another piece of foam board to make it wearable.

The key element was cutting out a square from the screen area and putting my Android tablet in behind it and sealing it there with duct tape. It meant my costume was actually Youtube, I could play any Youtube video. I actually just put Wrecking Ball on repeat for the whole night, but the costume got a great reaction even though it was relatively simple.

I realise the presence o the tablet doesn’t make the costume particularly cheap, but if you do have a tablet/iPad/phablet, it can be a great addition to the costume.

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MasquaRave Mask

MasquaRave is an annual event that occurs in my University. The event is a masquerade ball themed as a rave, and it’s held in a large castle somewhere in the countryside. I didn’t want to bring a boring conventional mask, so I took inspiration from what my Mom does with furniture. She takes old furniture and ‘up-cycles’ them by decorating them in layers of comic book, or old newspapers, or sheet music, and then sells them on for a profit:

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I tried a similar style when making my masquerade¬†mask. I didn’t want to settle for a boring black mask, I wanted something different and noticeable, so these are the results:

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It looked great! Here’s the only photo of it I could get from the night:

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