Do dominoes make you think of necklaces? Me, too! Months ago I imagined a funny outfit themed around the classic game of dominoes. The contrast between the black and white appealed to me. The silliness of wearing a game on my head and body (obviously) appealed to me, too. Plus, most people recognize dominoes (and probably played with them at some point), which adds nostalgia to this theme. Did you know that this beloved game dates back to Italy during the 18th century? Chinese dominoes may have been around since 1120 CE.
Some of the dominoes I’m wearing are not real. I made them from foam core and paint. The dominoes on my head piece are real—but they are smaller than the usual size—a travel set? The tiny dominoes I made for my sunglasses are made from flexible, lightweight foam and paint. Because I had most of my supplies already, my only cost for this costume was for the real dominoes (bought gently used): $ 2.
Game night, anyone?