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Eye-popping latex masks of Lemmy, Prince and David Bowie
05.20.2016
09:03 am
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Lemmy Kilmister latex mask with black “rocker” hair by Ireland-based company, Rubber Johnnies.
 
The masks featured in this post are made by an Ireland-based company called “Rubber Johnnies.” The first one I came across was the one of a rather surprised looking David Bowie as his glam-rock alter-ego Aladdin Sane (which you can see below) complete with Bowie’s distinctive eyes as well as some false eyelashes. Of course, after finding the Bowie mask, I was hoping that a quick look through Rubber Johnnies’ online store would produce more latex oddities (here is probably as good a place as any to inform you that “Rubber Johnny” is British slang for condoms)—and I wasn’t disappointed. They’ve got Obama, the Queen, a mean hillbilly mask and of course, Donald Trump (no Hillary mask, though).
 

Prince latex mask.
 
In addition to the slightly insane looking Aladdin Sane mask, there is also a mask in the image of Lemmy Kilmister (pictured at the top of this post) that is adorned with Lem’s ever-present moles and long black hair for that “realistic rocker effect.” But neither one of these fantastically strange creations can compare with Rubber Johnnies’ latex homage to the late, great king of all things purple, Prince (above). The face of the Prince mask (that has realistic looking black hair that I’d say is modeled after Prince’s 1996 “Emancipation” era do), is frozen in a smirky half-smile with a shot of come hither side-eye—a look that Prince perfected. In addition to the Lemmy, Bowie and Prince masks, there is also one of Michael Jackson where he looks like he’s wearing Marilyn Manson’s make-up (It’s very “The Child Catcher” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. See for yourself, below.)

The masks retail for about $30 - $40 bucks plus shipping and Rubber Johnnies also appears to do custom orders. More images follow. Happy nightmares!
 

The forever ‘surprised’ looking Aladdin Sane latex mask.

More, including that frightening Michael Jackson mask, after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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05.20.2016
09:03 am
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Cool umbrellas with David Bowie, Prince, Dolly Parton, The Golden Girls and more!
03.21.2016
11:08 am
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Aladdin Sane umbrella
Aladdin Sane umbrella.
 
The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw these custom umbrellas made by “maker of groovy things,” Etsyer Kayci Garline Wheatley, was that I had to have them all. Which makes sense as I live in Seattle. And if you believe the legend of the rain here—and you should—then you can never have too many umbrellas on hand. Of course, the second thing that popped into my mind was how often I lose umbrellas. And losing a custom-made Aladdin Sane umbrella would hurt way more than losing the basic “plain Jane” umbrellas we all buy and replace over and over again during our wet lives.

In addition to the ones I’ve included in this post, Wheatley also does custom orders so you could theoretically have the umbrella of your dreams created, and then cry bitter tears when you lose it on the bus a week later. More information on all the umbrellas in this post can be found on Wheatley’s Etsy shop.
 
Prince in purple umbrella
Prince umbrella.
 
Aladdin Sane large face umbrella
 
Aladdin Sane multiple faces blue umbrella
 
More nifty umbrellas after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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03.21.2016
11:08 am
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F*ck yeah there’s a Tumblr dedicated to David Bowie as Aladdin Sane artwork
10.26.2015
10:36 am
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Ceramic bust of Jesus as Aladdin Sane
Ceramic bust of Jesus as Aladdin Sane
 
Here’s a great time-killer for your Monday—an excellent Tumblr dedicated to showcasing artwork based on the cover of David Bowie’s 1973 album, Aladdin Sane.
 
Aladdin Sane balloon with wig
Aladdin Sane balloon with wig from the Fuck Yeah Aladdin Sane Tumblr
 
From knit sweater patterns (that you can actually make yourself by the way) and street art, to cookies and sculptures, the Fuck Yeah Aladdin Sane Tumblr has a pretty incredible collection of Aladdin Sane-inspired artwork and creations. I could pretty much spend an entire day looking at Bowie in his Aladdin Sane guise, couldn’t you? This makes it easier!

The person behind this excellent Tumblr encourages its readers to submit Aladdin Sane-related artwork, with the last entry going up about a month ago. And to all this I say “Fuck YEAH, Aladdin Sane” keep it coming.
 
Aladdin Sane 1/4 scale wax bust with cat fur by Switchum
Aladdin Sane 1/4 scale bust, wax with cat fur by Switchum
 
Aladdin Sane cookies are too pretty to eat
Aladdin Sane cookies are too glammy to eat
 
More after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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10.26.2015
10:36 am
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Nick Cave and David Bowie hi-top All Stars sneakers
03.19.2013
11:05 am
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Hand-painted sneakers featuring Nick Cave and Bowie as Aladdin Sane by Finland-based artist, Erika Works.

It looks like she does custom orders, too. Someone in the comments inquired about a pair of Leonard Cohen shoes, and Erika Works said it would cost them around 40€ for the art (that does not include the price of the shoes, tho). 

Via Cherrybombed

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.19.2013
11:05 am
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Queen Bitch: Has Banksy painted Her Majesty’s portrait in Bristol?
06.07.2012
03:49 pm
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Has Banksy struck again, in honor of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations?

Sure looks like he might have been the author of this piece depicting Her Majesty as Aladdin Sane—and the painting appeared on Upper Maudlin Street, in Banksy’s hometown of Bristol—but it might actually be by an artist named Incwell.

No one seems to know just yet. Doesn’t matter, it’s amusing whoever painted it.

In case you didn’t get the joke:
 

 
Via Lost at E Minor

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.07.2012
03:49 pm
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David Bowie: ‘Aladdin Sane’ photo session outtakes
11.03.2011
02:04 pm
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How to Be a Retronaut has these wonderful photo outtakes shot by photographer Brian Duffy in 1973 of David Bowie as “Aladdin Sane.” I’ve never seen these images before.
 

 

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.03.2011
02:04 pm
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