Costumes: 10 of the Coolest and Most Iconic Building Materials
By now you’ve probably heard the story of how, one summer night, a construction company named Costumes was commissioned to build a new house on a property in northern California.
The company was a relatively unknown startup, but its success in building a house for less than $1 million had the company thinking about building something larger.
The idea was that if you built a house that looked like a superhero, you’d get more people to show up to your party and more money to spend on decorations and other decorations.
The house’s exterior was painted red, its roof was red, and the roofing was red.
The exterior also included a red wall, a red curtain, and red lights that would blink at people walking by.
The interior of the house was red-and-white with a red and white kitchen, red and black living room, and a red bathroom.
It was a small space with a very limited interior, but the house went on to become a popular and iconic building material, inspiring countless buildings around the world.
“I’m just so proud of the work that was done on that house,” Costumes cofounder Dan Zeller told me in 2015.
The work that went into the house’s interior and exterior was incredibly hard.
“The entire interior was covered with tons of paint, which was very expensive,” he said.
“You had to paint all the windows and the walls and everything to make the house look like a really great superhero building.”
Zeller was also responsible for making sure that the exterior was all black and white.
“We painted the exterior in all black because we wanted it to look like we were building a super house.
We also went into a lot of detail in the interior to make it feel like a superhouse, to make sure that it felt like it belonged to the company,” he told me.
It took years for the house to actually come together, but that work paid off in the end, as the house became the subject of a documentary called The Costumes Manifesto, which is a look at how a typical superhero house would have looked.
“It was really fun, but it’s hard to get people to actually believe that this is a real house,” Zeller said.
The video above is a short documentary that’s just a sampling of the many people that helped make the home.
The movie includes interviews with people who built the house, the owner of the property, and other people involved with the house.
It also includes some behind-the-scenes photos and video footage of the home’s construction.
I’ve also put together a short list of some of the amazing decorations that were built inside the house and the exterior, including a black and red wall and a yellow-and‑red ceiling, as well as a red, black, and white bathroom.
(The video below is also available for purchase on Vimeo.)
I also found out about a cool costume from the house that was a huge hit.
“My wife and I were at the wedding of our favorite actors and I was going to get the red and gold costume and it was so popular,” Zellers cofounder and CEO Dan Zeller told me, referring to a costume that cost a whopping $2,000.
“When I got it, I went to the costume store and got the costume, and it just took me a minute and a half to find the right color and I could see in the mirror that it was the right shade of red and it made it look super.”
The costume went on sale in January of 2017, and was already sold out by the time the video was released.
You can check out the full video below.
(Warning: the video contains nudity and explicit language.)
I’ve written about several of the other costumes that have been built inside houses over the years.
This one, the blue-and of course the red-hot yellow-red costume, was made in collaboration with an actor from the TV show The Flash.
This is a great example of how you can use a great costume to make an impact on the world, and in the process, also make a difference in the way people experience their neighborhood.
“There was a great opportunity to bring this to life and that’s what we did,” Zollers co-founder and COO said.
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