“When someone asks you if you’re a god, you say, YES!” – Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson), “Ghostbusters”
Apollo may be one of the luckiest figures in Greek and Roman mythology.Â Physically ideal, eternally young, and worshipped by many as god of sun and light, music and poetry, truthÂ and prophecy–what’s not to like?Â Nice work if you can get it!Â Lets’ face it: you could do worse.
June Dion’s “Apollo” ensembleÂ may not make you into a god, but if you can’t be a god, at least you can beÂ a god-like being.Â The set includes the clothing and accessory items you see here: prim robe as shoulder (upper) and “skirt” (lower) attachments; robe-textured “shorts” on the pants layer, for modesty’s sake; sculpted gold necklace and harp.Â The upper and lower robe pieces are a combination of sculpted and flexi components, which strikes me as the best of both worldsÂ for a garment like this.Â You get both the graceful, realistic curves of the sculpted sections and the life-like movement of the flexi pieces.Â Accessory items include a sculpted gold necklaceÂ and traditional kithara harp, here decoratively stylizedÂ to suggest theÂ sun.
“Apollo” comes in standard-issue all-white robes, plus versions with delicate tinting in three different colors, including the gold version shown here.Â I’m having trouble thinking of this as a “costume,” but it isn’t a full avatar either; think of it as the ultimate toga.Â Skin, shape, hair and shoe details are included below if you’re interested in recreating this look more thoroughly.
L$140 at BareRose Tokyo (Bare Rose 146, 12, 30).
“Shards of the Sun II” sculpture by Apollo Reinard.