The New Standards Holiday Show is a beloved tradition in the Twin Cities (of Minneapolis and St. Paul), and I'm delighted to have added to the merriment over the years with my creative projects, big and small.
In 2019, I made three backpack-style yeti costumes that bring to life the yeti concept by Lucy Michelle. (See my face peeking out of the chest? That's a tall yeti!)
In 2020, there was no show, but I created ornaments to bring home a bit of that special Holiday Show feeling.
Devil: Inspired by age-old iconography of Krampus and the Devil, and crafted from felt, pipe cleaners, and a hand-painted wooden bead.
Dancing Tree Lady: An homage to the Christmas tree dancers from the show. Crafted from tulle, pipe cleaners, and a hand-painted wooden bead.
Yeti: A C-9 bulb is transformed into a yeti head. The hand-painted face is wrapped with cotton fabric fringe to create the fluffy fur.
Candy Cane: The bias-cut plaid flannel candy cane is a nod to the dapper duds traditionally sported by The New Standards at the Holiday Show.
For the 10-year anniversary, I made commemorative stockings. Years later, the felt yeti faces made their way to the Holiday Show album! I even got Felt Yeti Rendering credit in the liner notes.
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