Amazing Banksy “Flower Thrower” Costume

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MAKE contributing illustrator Tim Lillis sent me pics of his friend George Schnakenberg‘s Banksy painting costume, and I’m totally having costume envy over here. Hands down my favorite getup from this Halloween. Here’s a comparison pic of George’s costume versus the original Banksy “Flower Thrower” painting:
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He did an awesome job of painting his clothes to capture the shadows in the original stencil, and getting the flowers just right:
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Add a little white face paint, and he’s good to go! Check out George’s Flickr stream for pics of his costume on the dancefloor, eating a sandwich, and hanging out with Raggedy Anne.
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9 thoughts on “Amazing Banksy “Flower Thrower” Costume

  1. HotTinRoof says:

    What an incredible interpretation! I first became enamored of Banksy after Hurricane Katrina when he came to New Orleans to leave several inspiring works on our damaged streets. I was touched and impressed!

  2. LEFTZ says:

    That is amazing :))

  3. angiepang says:

    Brilliant and love that you’re playing with the whole Banksy anonymity thing.
    The guy is a genius and definitely getting all the right attention. Maybe I will go as a girl Banksy to the next party :)

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