When it comes to custom shows, as with the recent FUNBUNS and KAIJU BAZAAR, we have come to expect the standard paintjob, to transform and present the platform in a new light. Some use the platform as a vehicle for sociopolitical commentary while others simply wanted to make it aesthetically pleasing. What sets SHELTERBANK's Michelle J. JUNX customs show apart, that was held last month, was the breakaway from the norm with the usage of materials, other than acrylics, and the staggering amount of stupefyingly amazing pieces. In any given custom event, there are always a couple, or maybe a handful, that, with one look, arrests your attention. The Michelle J.Junx customs has reversed the situation - only a small percentage was less than spectacular.
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I wanted to make a top three list, and started to 'curate' from the huge list and ended up with 15. And there are MORE that I liked. It would have been ridiculous to put everything on a top-something list, because it wouldn't be a top-something list anymore; it would just be a repetition. Before the jump, I'll present the best that has been making its way around blogs. Click on images to enlarge.
Presenting EROSTIKA's masterpiece. When I look at the platform, the extreme jollity which stretches from east to west, a peep show is the last thing on my mind. Scratch that. It would never cross my mind. At all. And that is what awaits the curious, a stripper, whose nakedness is only magnified by the harem of uninnocent girls wallpapered around her - a black happiness, a carnal satisfaction, cunningly mirrored by the two juxtaposing masks on the exterior, that would spread the exact same lazy smile across your face. I'm not going to let my bias strip (hurhur) the ingenuity away from the custom. I may dislike sexual objectifying of women but the absolute complete unexpected turnaround and the flawless execution of an equally (un)divine concept have bowled me over. I'm sold, and I know people who would jump at the opportunity to own this piece.
Retro Modern Chic at its best. This has the largest display potential to me with its usage of bold strong colours to contrast with the macabre. In replacement of frilly frou frou, white disarming skulls peek out from beneath. Easily taking the second spot for me.