Halloween 2009: Disko Lives!

Back in 2005 when we first opened Sweat, we commissioned renowned graphic/poster artist and screen printer extraordinaire Chuck Loose to design us some Japanese-stationary-esque mascot characters to go with our rad logo.  Hence, Disko (named by a customer contest) and his friend Lionel Vinyl (named by DJ Induce) were born!

It had been an idea for a while that there should be a Disko costume for someone to run around in…  After coming across a perfect pair of Sweat-colored high tops, it seemed meant to be.  So, one purple tracksuit and a big foam head later, Disko came to life this Halloween!!

PhotobucketWith the effervescent miss Jessica Gross at O.H.W.O.W. Gallery

To make the head I hit a couple craft stores and got down to business.  It was made of  two layers of 3/4″ foam batting fastened together and painted with fabric paint and gray spray paint.  While I don’t think the Jim Henson Creature Shop is going to come calling anytime soon, it definitely came out even better than I had hoped.  The black outline around the edge really make it look like a cartoon!

PhotobucketWork in progress

Halloween in Miami is always amazing but I feel like this year was better than ever.  So many great parties and uber-creative costumes all around!  Super thanks to my lovely friends Nina + Vanessa who helped me get around all night with that thing on my head!

PhotobucketMe + Karelle from Krelwear, both fully repping our businesses!

And keep an eye out around town, who knows where you may spot Disko next…

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