"Valve" Theme Park Expansion
"Fantasmagorique Haunted House"
Cirque Du Fantasmagorique is a haunted house themed during the turn of the century, where circuses started to become increasingly popular. This haunted house in particular specializes in "freak shows," all thanks to the innovative ringmaster. The circus is advertising a "new act" that the ringmaster has been working on, which happens to be the audience. Guests will encounter strange new characters, eerie sights, and classic frights.
"Death of a Salesman"
The "call to adventure" is the fashion illustration of what the final product of combining the elements together would look like. It would be a dress that would change according to the guards and layers Linda puts up.
The mood board is "the ordinary world" that captures who Linda is, the influences around her, and some key words that she might be feeling. I started to illustrate a dress that would capture all these elements, for example, trapped, guilt, and transition.
"Crossing the threshold" is the completion of the whole garment and the removal of the first layer. The dress is made of resumes, rejection letters, and penny savers all dyed with coffee. It is symbolic to the weight that she has to bear. Linda constantly has to cope and bear the failure of her husband Willy and her sons, Biff and Happy, but she does not reveal how she is truly feeling. She must muscle on and pretend that wearing these trials and tribulations is something that she must continue to do. But as the bottom part of the skirt is removed, it removes a layer that Linda has built up.
"The ordeal" is the first part of the dress removed, and it is transformed into an apron. This symbolizes what and who Linda cares about. She is constantly running the home, and all she wants it to be is peaceful and functional. Linda also just wants her sons to respect their father and appreciate what he has and is doing for them. But the apron is still made of the letters and resumes. Though she loves her home and her family, she still can’t achieve what she truly wants with the failures she still wears, until the apron is removed.
"The resurrection" encompassed what Linda desires, which is the love of her husband. After the apron is removed, what is left is a simple, beautiful, silk slip flowing to the floor. This final transition also coincides with "The Woman" that her husband has an affair with. Linda just wants to be desired and loved the way that Willy desired this other woman.
Use an existing garment to create something new