Costume details: Vintage silver and white mod dress, thrifted silver belt, Coach High Vamp Loafer with studs, DIY “collars”, astronaut onesie, and bubble astronaut helmets from Abracadabra in NYC.
I’m a big lover of Disney and vintage, so naturally I became a little obsessed with this photo of 60s Tomorrowland characters at Disneyland. My stepdad sent it to me several months ago and I immediately decided it would be one of our costumes. While we didn’t do literal interpretations — we rarely do, since it largely consists of DIY elements and stuff from our closets — we really wanted to convey that look and feel of futuristic mod, space-age characters.
The hardest thing about these outfits was finding a bubble style helmet; we even looked into using acrylic globes, but couldn’t find the right sizes and didn’t have time to order them. TWO of the sellers we ordered from had issues with shipping or stock; the first cancelled my order after they were damaged prior to shipping, and the second only sent one because they ran out of stock. Luckily, Abracadabra came through with the matching space helmet, and Bobby picked up the tubes at a local hardware store. And just like that, our 60s Tomorrowland characters came together!
I’d like to think that when they’re not as Disney, they live in Xanadu, the home of the future. Oh, I miss that place! My mom and I once sneaked in to explore what remained, before they demolished it forever. How dark it is, to think that the home of the future no longer exists. Maybe that’s why I’m so fond of vintage clothing, antiques, and ancient photographs: I’m protecting the past from being destroyed. It’s my superpower, you know? Or maybe it’s just because I’m the nostalgic type. Yeah, probably the latter.