My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Hello Day 6! Today’s costume comes from:
I was totally obsessed with this movie and Pee-wee's Playhouse when I was a kid. I loved that he ate Mr. T cereal and used jumbo silverware. I think the use of a big knife to get butter for his pancakes sealed the deal.
One of my favorite scenes from Pee-wee's Big Adventure included these giant dinos.
When I found out that they existed in real life, weren't just film props, and were located right outside of Palm Springs, I had to make a visit.
I mean, hello...
Kind of the coolest thing ever, right?? Time to get the costume prepped!
The key Pee-wee costume pieces that you’ll need, include:
1. A grey suit! (Grab one while thrifting, borrow from your brother, or wear the one in your closet!)
2. Bow Tie (I made mine with felt (!!!) but Amazon has cheap ones if you don't have time.)
4. White Blouse (Straight from my closet leftover from my serving days!)
I featured one of my favorite quotes from the movie to tease today’s post on Instagram, yesterday…
Wanna see the new costumed Pee-wee look??
A trip to Palm Springs was made to see these dinosaurs up close and personal in a rockin' Pee-wee costume!
Pee-wee made it into the mouth of the dino...
...while I hung out with the teeth!
He also rocked some serious table moves...
...but I kept my version grounded.
I love the brontosaurus!
Pee-wee got into some shenanigans while he was there...
...and so did I! I just didn't have the same pleasure of a run in with "Large Marge".
Such a fun costume for Halloween that potentially can come directly from your closet! *Dinosaurs not included.
Side by side Pee-wees!
Six looks down, 25 to go!
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (released by Warner Bros., dir: Tim Burton)
Location: 50800 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA