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Costume, 'Tom', photograph / cardboard / plastic, Brenton Heath-Kerr, Australia, 1992

Costume entitled 'Tom', animated in the style of a shadow puppet. Photographic bromide on plastic of muscular male in tight trousers, military style hat with 3 dimensional knee boots and gloves. The costume is made up of: a full bodysuit made of black cotton lycra which includes gloves, socks and face mask with holes for eyes and the mouth, it has a centre back zipper fastening. The plastic articulated body is in two separate pieces, front and back, these are attached to the wearer by way of black elastic straps with plastic clips at the knees, waist, elbows and shoulders. The face mask is an oval of plastic with an elastic strap and velcro to which three different photographic bromide on plastic faces can be attached. These faces are made of plastic with velcro; one is 'Tom' with a three day growth, 'Tom' wearing a peaked cap, and 'Tom' wearing a mountie hat. There is a photographic bromide plastic penis with velcro fastening. The above is worn with a pair of thigh high black vinyl boots with short stacked heel and leather soles. A pair of long black vinyl gloves with lycra palms is also worn.
Accompanying the costume are two design sketches and a homemade envelope with a silver sticker fastening. There is also two colour postcards; one of 'Tom' scrubbing the bathroom floor, and the other of 'Fred and Ginger get laid 1993' another of Heath-Kerr's designs.
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