My dad is the kind of guy who would probably never ever put on any of the clothing that I make. But he loves and supports me (Thanks, Dad!). He always hints at wanting SOMETHING from my collections, but I know better than whipping up a custom circus-Dad outfit for him. If I did that, we all know he’d have to try to pull off a stellar performance of forced-polite-face when he opened it and then it would be forever unworn. Instead, I surprised him last year for Christmas with a series of illustrations featuring my sugar.skin.circus clothing.
It was cute to watch him open them because he always tries to be so stoic, but he was pretty pumped about them. He even busted them out and wrangled someone into helping him parade them around any time a visitor stopped by. Now they are hanging up in his house.