Behind the Artwork
Costume: The Aviator
The Aviator kicks off our first deep dive in ‘behind the artwork’ as we highlight historic details which make our costumes look the way they do. All our costumes are made entirely in-house and are exclusive to us. We might not shout about it too much but we always make sure every aspect of our costumes are historically accurate to the person, era or group they are depicting.
Our Aviator is based on American Charles Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) whom made the first solo nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France for which Lindberg won $25,000 Orteig Prize. The Spirit of Louis, which can be seen in the foreground of our costume, landed after the journey which took 33 hours and 30 minutes spanning across the continents 3,600 miles (5,800 km). Lindbergh landed in Paris on May 21st in 1927 and created history.
We photographed the Spirit of St Louis hanging from the ceiling when we visited National Air and Space Museum in Washington and that photo is used as part of the background.
Our Aviator dog canvas and prints can be purchased here.