My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 11 is here and it’s from a James Dean classic. Today’s costume comes from:
Hello, James Dean!!
One of Los Angeles' landmarks plays a part in the film...the Griffith Observatory in Los Feliz.
Switchblades and the LA skyline.
Having the most important part of the costume hanging in my closet already made the decision to rock a little "Rebel Without A Cause" so much easier.
The key costume piece that you’ll need to rock a James Dean, is a red jacket:
1. Red Jacket (I used a red suede Jenni Kayne one that I scored at a sample sale, so turn to your closet or grab one on a thrifting excursion.)
2. The hair...if you feel so inclined! (my wig is c/o Party City)
3. White T (Hanes do the trick!)
The Instagram teaser quote I gave was the following…
...however, "why did you kill those puppies, John" could have worked as another memorable one. When I rewatched it recently, I had to go back and listen again to make sure that's what I actually heard!
Hello Griffith Observatory!!
This might be the only shot where the wig actually agreed with me!
It was a wig flying in the wind, kinda day for the rest of the shots. I kept thinking that James must have dealt with bad hair days as well :)
The 50s vibe is down, using this fab black & white filter.
I was trying to be as tough looking as possible. Just like these dudes.
Nothing like standing in the same spot as James Dean did, almost 60 years later.
There's something pretty cool about that.
Fun costume to add to the potentials list! With a Natalie Wood on your arm, you've got a fab duo look!
Eleven looks down, 20 to go!
Rebel Without A Cause (Warner Bros.)