He is an artist who is best known for his incredible (-ly shocking) outfits worn to NYCs most raucous club events oozing with the last bastion of club kids. You might recognize a bit of PYUUPIRU in him and their graphical aesthetic is certainly similar. Both wear their hearts and passion on their sleeve (literally) and make this world a far more exciting place.
Above: Pyuupiru wearing a knit piece
How exciting? Well, Muffinhead went viral after photos of him riding the subway dressed head to toe in a costume (so incredible it makes Cirque du soleil look like Sunday school play) made the rounds on tumblr. There’s a scene of this in a documentary made about him and when I watched the scene it was quite powerful. Thank god for the power of the Internet, because it helped get him and his story more exposure, and it’s really a good watch. He was also featured in a NHK documentary,last year.
“Egg drop” Genius! Love the drippy egg!
I met Muffinhead here in Tokyo last year after Amanda Lepore came to Tokyo in Oct and again in NYC in January. I was so smitten with his work that I boldly asked to borrow some for a photoshoot I was doing there. “I’ve always been the only one to wear my creations so I’m a little nervous!” he said, but was so gracious he even came to the shoot to help take care of the pieces. That meant I got to check out his home studio, and although I didn’t peek at any costumes, his walls were covered with his art deco Erte-meets-Takeshi-Murakami pop art. And his elevator was an astounding retro 1920s style, something straight out of the movie “Metropolis”, or “20,000 leagues under the sea” since it was shaped like a submarine diving pod.
Couture by Muffinhead piece shot for NEWTIDE
Muffinhead (right) with the 6% DokiDoki girls and Darrel Thorne (left) shopping in Harajuku
Photos from his Facebook or this Flickr Page