Daisy Collingridge Squishy Human Flesh Costumes
Daisy Collingridge's squishy human flesh costumes Sure. Are. Something. A whimsical wonder to behold. And most definitely a new - and, honestly, equally delightful - way for me to think of the term bouncy, bouncy.
Collingridge, a London-based artist, got a degree in fashion design and apparently decided to put it to use by turning the concept of fashion inside out. In addition to the large-and-in-charge shapes she uses as bases for her bodysuits, Collingridge also applies elements of human musculature and anatomy, giving an interpretive peek of what goes on under the skin. Her inspiration for the costumes comes from bodybuilders, a dissected human body exhibition she saw when she was a kid (I saw that one too!), and the family of doctors, nurses, and medical workers she grew up with.
Human flesh costumes are made from hand-dyed jersey and patterned fabric filled with plastic pellets. These make the fleshy "blobs," which Collingridge then hand-sews in exemplary blob-on-blob fashion onto shirt, glove, and pant lining, plus a structured headpiece.
Muchas danke to Colossal.