Pamela Love’s Halloween Costume Concept: Fierce Gummy Bear

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By Stephanie Murg Comment

It’s Free Candy Night, do you know where your costume is? We’re going to bathe in glitter and baby oil, throw on some Jimmy Choos, and go as a Marilyn Minter work. That should bring in a respectable haul of Hershey’s. Those still in the brainstorming phase should consult the “Spooky Sketches” that Chelsea Zalopany has rounded up for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, which invited fashion designers including Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava, Peter Som, and Bibhu Mohaptra to turn everyday objects—yarn, clothes hangers, fake flowers—into killer Halloween costumes. Pamela Love scored the meta-material: candy. The New York-based jewelry designer, known for fierce creations inspired by everything from astrology and the American Southwest to the work of artists such as Hieronymous Bosch and Joseph Cornell, seized upon the humble gummy bear. Love reimagined the Haribo favorite as a gummy grizzly in a sassy shade of blue. “I upped the volume to design a slightly sinister, carnival-esque version of the classic gummy bear,” she told T. “It’s very me—a little dark, but still whimsical and fun.”

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