The Phantom of the Park & Other Things

Hey, all!!! I hope you are healthy and well! ๐Ÿ’œ

This past week, given the shelter-in-place policy enforced in my city due to COVID-19, I’ve had an abundance of time at home to create some new artwork, read, watch movies, and tinker around with the clothing in my closet. I created a new bow brooch by using some extra fabric ribbon I had on hand, and attached it to a vintage brooch I own. A nice addition to my beige lace top!

Believe it or not, the black dress is an old Xhilaration dress from Target I’ve had for years. Now it looks totally different!

I really love how old-fashion this dress looks with the modifications I made to it! It proves that all it takes is some accessorizing to totally change the look.

I’ve always loved psychedelic art, so I finally created one of my own. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I titled it: Magical Mystery Dreams (the title was inspired by Magical Mystery Tour (1967) by the Beatles, which is my favorite album of theirs and it paired well while drawing this). ๐Ÿ’œ

Last but certainly not least!!! A few weeks ago, I was happy to get my copy of Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978). You can hardly find a copy of it to buy online, so it’s truly a miracle I even own it!

Backstory: This was a made-for-television film that aired around Halloween of 1978. Anything I read about it said it was “super cheesy” and “really out-there”, which made me even more ecstatic to watch it and run to it with open arms. Naturally, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!!

Plot: Kiss battles an evil inventor who has plans for destruction at a California amusement park.

It takes place at Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA (around 3 hours away from where I live – I’ve driven through the area countless times going to L.A.). The acting is adorable and there are a lot of scenes with Kiss playing their songs live in concert. How could I not love it?!

I also love it because, since it was transferred from an original VHS recording to DVD, it’s like watching it through a dream lens. It gives the film a high saturation color-wise and an imperfect quality, which I actually prefer. Visually, it’s like remembering parts of a dream you had, is how I’d best describe it.

I hope you all stay healthy, positive and find creative ways to spend your time as much of the world is on lockdown, it seems. โค๏ธ Let me know in the comments if you’ve been doing anything interesting!

See you next time!! ๐ŸŒผ

11 thoughts on “The Phantom of the Park & Other Things

  1. I’m so glad to hear that you’re doing well and making the most of your time at home. You did an amazing job with your dress; I never would have known it was Xhilaration!! I completely agree that accessorizing makes the look. And I love Magical Mystery Dreams!! It’s so colorful and fun and, yes, very ’60s! The KISS movie sounds like a hoot. Here’s to all things “super cheesy” and “really out-there.” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love your outfit! Those butterfly hair clips though! So cute! Also, I’ve never seen that particular Kiss film, but I mean who doesn’t like Kiss! ๐Ÿ˜›
    (I’m usually too shy to comment, but I guess I should change that. haha)

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      1. I’ve glued other things on clips before, but never patches!! I’m totally gonna try that! Thanks for the idea! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Oh I love the magical mystery tour as well!

    The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away
    Coming to take you away
    The magical mystery tour is dying to take you away
    Dying to take you away, take you today

    Sammy I love the Dress! Super cute! Amazing how you made it so pretty!
    Stay healthy! Air- HUGS ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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