In keeping with the Multiverlse theme for Burning Man 2020, I’ve been looking into creating a BARF costume to emulate comic funnyman John Candy.
While browsing the internet for ideas, I came across inkfall’s pic on Instagram and I suddenly knew what I had to do – get a tan short set (à la Steve Irwin)
Here’s what I’ve come up with:
A gold velvet romper from Fashionnova.com, which I can remove the sleeves from to make it more playa-friendly.
Dog ears and a tail, from the Pawstar etsy shop.
A Barf patch, from etsy as well.
And that my friends, is how I make a Multiverse playa-friendly Barf costume from Spaceballs.
My only worry is that khaki is the color of Burning Man Rangers and I don’t want my costume to be so close to their uniform that I get mistaken for a ranger.
However, if I add that spot to my face, I’m then unmistakably Barf and not a ranger, right?
Burning Man just released the theme for next year’s burn – The Multiverse.
Of course, I immediately started thinking of costumes that would go with that theme.
I’ve come up with a list of outstanding sci-fi movies and tv shows which I think should be reflected in my burning man costumes for 2020:
- The Fifth Element
- Star Trek
- Star Wars
- Babylon 5
- Doctor Who
I’m sure there are others, so if I’m missing any iconic sci-fi flicks or shows, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment below.
There’s one small problem with using these entertaining TV shows and movies for costume inspiration – their iconic looks are pretty clothing heavy, which isn’t great in one hundred degree heat in the Black Rock Desert.
Other than the white and orange costumes for Leeloo Dallas, obviously:
I don’t really want to wear a long sleeve Star Trek dress, even if it is a mini dress, on the playa.
It’s just going to be too hot.
But in keeping with the Multiverse theme, I will probably tweak each costume so that I stay cool but also capture that sci-fi look.
More to come as I work out my costumes for Burning Man 2020.