The Red Death

Personal, Halloween 2017 .  Inspired by Poe's Masque of the Red Death, the mask and costume are an ongoing self directed project to design the ghoulish embodiment of the lethal disease.  A silent and imposing figure, the Red Death masquerades as a living corpse in lavish masquerade vestments that conceal his corrupted and diseased form beneath. His voluminous cape and garish mask appear pristine and regal in contrast to the rags and once pristine clothing of nobility, long since rotted and decayed by his very touch. Included are rough concept sketches and basic fabric tests, as well as custom paint scheme requests by several clients.