The Design Director of San Franscisco’s Y Studios, Pittsburgh born George Schnakenberg III, (who tragically passed away in 2014 – four years after this post was written)* still gets my vote for the best Halloween costume I’ve seen in years.
With ample design skills and impressive execution, George turned one of stencil street artist Banksy’s most famous works, The Flower Thrower, into a full costume designed to emulate the 2D image.
Banksy Flower Thrower Halloween Costume
above: George created the flat looking outfit by creating black and white shadows on his pants, hoodie, bandana and gloves.
The original artwork by Banksy:
Matching the prop:
Throughout the Halloween evening, George had photos of himself taken with various friends and in various environments (please note, I have cropped and adjusted the lighting and levels on some of these images for greater visibility):
George even made up his face to emulate the stencil art:
and managed to eat:
Nice work George!
You’ve set the bar really high and I can’t wait to see what you do next Halloween.
*Tragically, George passed away in July of 2014 at the age of 38 two months shy of the birth of his first child. He leaves behind his wife Joanne, beautiful baby daughter Nova and many sad colleagues friends and family – Myself included.
all images courtesy of George Schnakenberg III