Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tales of Tomorrow

  Many years ago, while perusing one of my cool, older brother's British import music magazines, I came across a fashion spread influenced by the iconic 1968 film Barbarella.  I fell in love with the look, and filed 'retro space girl' as a costume I wanted to attempt someday. Campy, vintage sci-fi and B rated movies hold a special place in my heart.  Along with the lurid covers of trashy pulp fiction novels from the era, the female characters, while highly sexualized,  were often bold, brazen, ass kicking heroines.  This was really one of the few places that females were portrayed as anything other than a love interest or a damsel in distress.  
  Big hair, mod boots, and laser guns, f*ck yeah!
Outfit details:
Early 1960s silver dress: thrifted
underbust corset (modern): Ross
Laser Blaster: Ebay
Silver Steve Madden boots: thrifted and spray painted
Sputnik headband: made by me
Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet, 1955
Fashion designer Edith Head with her design 
for the Venusian Womens' Home Guard, 1953 
Moon bridal hat by Bettmann, 1956
Dyna Sputnik, 1958
1950s Air Vornado Advertisement
Worlds Within, 1950
Barbarella, 1968


  1. You knocked this one out of the stratosphere, dear gal! Seriously, awesomely fun, memorable costume and photo shoot.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. You are SO AMAZING, Hannah! I love these photos, and you look GORGEOUS!!!!!

  3. I'm not sure there are words to express how much I LOVE this outfit! That dress is too marvelous! And I adore the headband you made!



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