Clearly Em’s got Halloween on the brain, since this is the second costume-related link she’s sent me in the past few weeks. Though not intended as costumes, really, but rather a set of self-portraits by Hong Kong-based artist Linus Hui’s—who goes by the name Linus and the Feel Good Factory—Carton Animals definitely could inspire a creative do-it-yourself solution for that masquerade ball you’ve been invited to, or for your child’s trick-or-treating get-up. Hui creates his humorous paper costumes by using a big carton that he places over his head as the base, “breathing life into a mundane object.” These animal self-portraits are titled/narrated with puns and wordplay that can be seen in this book of the collection.
But Hui goes ‘outside of the box’ as well, with impressive paper costumes and masks, some a little more sinister than his animals. You can see those on his flickr and more Carton Animals here.