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SYDNEY ‚Äì MR. KIN'S GARBEAUTIFUL GETUPS

March 3, 2009, 4:53am

So, what do you do with your spare time? Mr. Kin here makes amazingly elaborate opera costumes. Why? For no real reason. Except to entertain his friends and make the world a brighter place with his alter ego Madame Garbo. Now, we weren’t sure whether to poke fun or not so we asked him to please explain. Here’s what he said...

"I love making costumes out of garbage bags, its an inexpensive way of making something that’s mundane into something creative. Most of the designs come from my operatic experiences. As you can see, Madame Butterfly, Marie Antoinette does Elton John, etc. I wear them to perform little mime acts at private parties. Hopefully more people will get to see them some day. They usually take me from 5 to 10 days to make an outfit.

Plastic garbage is taken for granted. Unless we are serious and make a conscious effort to be creative and use it less, we will end up with a pile of shit around us. I suppose it's the same with everything, even more so with our precious life, how to best utilise it to its maximum potential?
Life is beautiful, let's get everyone to live it."

Thanks Mr. Kin. We look forward to watching the TV show someone is bound to give you sometime in the next 3-5 days.

Also, for more clothes-oriented business, stay tuned for the upcoming Fashion Issue of Vice Magazine.