These are costumes designed and performed by me in a production of The Invisible Theater. Jason Jenn was a collaborator in writing and performing the series of three pieces. David Hollen constructed both the headdresses and the shoes with his amazing knowledge of metal working.
The story revolved around the relationship between two youthful gay friends who explored the world of persona together. In their exploits of being confident and sexy unicorns, one was injured by the lustful greed of a tainted older man, who's pastime was to collect horns of young unicorns.
This led the injured unicorn down into a world of the dark arts, addiction and manipulation.
The horn had been replaced with two flaming bulls' horns filed with burning ungrounded desires and dark powers.
The uninjured friend eventually found his transformed friend and reconnected to his broken heart to find hope. The headdresses came off and they became human again with a great lesson.
I have worked with a character called Softman, a head-to-toe quilted character, who does a strip tease on stage. In his quirky seductive disrobing, he manages to tear off his quilted penis as a final gesture. Loud screams of a baby crying comes from the detached, and now thrown to the corner, penis. It demands to be re-attached. Once reconnected it giggles uncontrollably, and laughter fills the space. The piece seems to always catch the audience off guard and pulls them into uncontrollable laughter.