It’s week 4 of the 6-week countdown! I have a giveaway winner to announce, but first, I want to share my collection of costumes inspired by Storm.
I have been assembling and creating costumes influenced by my books and characters for years. Costumes are so much fun because you can display and wear them! It’s a great way to get to know your characters on a tangible level. Having a costume on display in your writing space is a wonderful inspiration.
16-year-old Storm works at a second hand store, so he gets first dibs on all of the clothes. His style is skater grunge.
Most of Storm’s clothes are tattered – his jeans are adorned with holes and many of his shirts are faded. Holy jeans and a t-shirt are Storm’s staple, regardless of the weather. It isn’t unusual to find him skateboarding in a blizzard in nothing but a t-shirt!
While I was visiting the town that Storm lives in, Grass Valley, California, I picked up some clothes and accessories from the store that I envisioned him working at.
The hats, flannel, Linkin Park and Nevada Union tee and are all from Storm’s second hand store. I especially like the trucker hats and Nevada Union tee, as the logos are unique to the area.
Storm’s high school was inspired by Nevada Union High, so I couldn’t pass on the t-shirt!
Storm’s love interest, Kelly, is a dancer and figure skater. I couldn’t resist these pair of figure skates that I found at a garage sale.
I primarily collect main character costumes, esp. unique ones, but sometimes it’s fun to explore secondary characters too – especially if you have a couple. I like to have at least one male and female bust for display purposes.
Here I am as a teen in my grungy wear. This is probably as close to Storm’s style as I get! 🙂
Storm is scheduled for print release on December 14th, 2012 by DreamFusion Press, LLC, but you can pre-order autographed copies today.
And the winner of last week’s giveaway is…
Mishelle! Congratulations, Mishelle! You have won a hot-off-the-press autographed copy of Storm!
There are 3 more copies up for grabs! Each week, I will post an activity, puzzle or question related to Storm and all participants will have a chance to win a copy of Storm – just for participating! I will randomly select a winner from the participants of each post, per week to win 1 autographed copy of Storm (6 books in total will be given away). Countdown and giveaway ends on December 14th, 2012. Limit 2 books per person.
Here’s this week’s giveaway question:
What is your favorite book or movie inspired costume? Have you ever designed or created a costume for Halloween, or just for fun? Tell me about your crazy costume adventures in a comment below for a chance to win a copy of Storm!
Check back next week for Storm props!