Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Marat Project: Workin' It

I think everyone in the world watched the Oscars except me tonight but with perfectly good reason.

Did a dress-rehearsal with Marat's gear today and my terrific co-worker Gary was excellent enough to devote the larger part of his day to taking some stellar pictures of it. It was good to be able to do this before leaving Tuesday morning because there are a couple things to adjust:

The scarf, so it looks more like a shoddy cravat rather than a boy-scout necktie.
The ermine 'revers' on the jacket. It's only tacked down around the revers and not around the back of the neck. By the end of the day, it was sitting hella strange.
The makeup requires a lot more texture though it's leagues better than most of my attempts in the past. Also, the nose was a rough pour with extra silicone left over from the skin condition prosthetics (more on THOSE later) so the colour isn't right and the edges are singularly horrific.

But without further ado, how about some silly posturing with a pistol and lots self-gratuitous smirking?

The beer! It was called La Guillotine! Many, MANY thanks again to Gary (for the photos) and his wife Lindsay for the lovely dinner afterwards.

Also, a thousand internet high-fives to whoever knows the significance of the apple.

Tomorrow will be busy - running around on a few last-minute errands, packing, and then we're good to head to Seattle for 0600 on Tuesday morning!


  1. I'm going to take a stab at guessing the origin of the apple. In a letter to Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), he talks about how the people are banned from things that are decided to be forbidden "like Eva's apple" and then talks about how if Adam hadn't eaten the apple he wouldn't have questioned god. Declaring that the people need to question why there is one man in authority over all.

    I don't know if that's the meaning of the apple but that's the only connection between an apple and Marat that I know of.

    Either way amazing job with the costume and the pictures look amazing

  2. DUDE. WHOA. Fabulous job, on both makeup and outfit!

  3. Incredible. You're amazing!

    O, bathtub photoshoot plz?

  4. Fantastic! You look amazing and the make-up turned out perfectly!