Monday, October 26, 2015

Retired Girls.

The whole key to a successful Halloween is a good costume. This week Vert Is Dead takes a quick look at the use of costumes in skateboarding over the years.

The plot behind the Chocolate Tour was that the now retired Girl team was getting the boot from the old folks home they were living in if they didn't come up with the rent money. The Chocolate team loaded up the van to drive across the country doing demos to raise the funds. They also made some cash a few other ways that were slightly less than legal. Hilarity ensued on the trek to Florida. At this point in 1999 Girl was growing as a company and Spike Jonze had developed his directing career in Hollywood. This gave them access to higher quality effects and costumes so Tim Gavin, Mike Carroll, Eric Koston, Rick Howard, and Rudy Johnson were all aged to perfection to play senior citizen versions of themselves.

Transworld - November 1998 Volume 16 Number 11


nonickname said...

not much of a costume but the first thing that pops to mind is Steve Olson wearing horns and flipping over burning bibles for Big Brother.

Justin said...

Yeah, this seemed like a good idea at first, but it was hard to think of stuff to use. Back to the skulls for next year. I wanted to use the Preston Acuff cover for Big Brother where he is dressed up in a silly outfit, but there was too much text.