Monday, 13 June 2011


I knew that I wanted my Devil to be mostly nude, marble skin open to the wind and the air. I knew I needed to create a statement item of costume for her to wear so that she was identifiable, so I settled on the notion of an upside down cross, a symbol of the anti christ.

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, is a leader who fulfills Biblical prophecies concerning an adversary of Christ, while resembling him in a deceptive manner. The antichrist will seemingly provide for the needs of the people but deny the ultimate salvation.

The term "antichrist" appears five times in 1 John and 2 John of the New Testament — once in plural form and four times in the singular. The Apostle Paul's Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, in particular the 2nd chapter, summarizes the nature, work, coming, and revelation of the "Man of Sin" - a passage often regarded as referring to same person as the antichrist of 1 and 2 John.

The words antichrist and antichrists appear four times in the First and Second Epistle of John.The word is not capitalized in most English translations of the Bible, including the original King James Version. 1 John chapter 2 refers to many antichrists present at the time while warning of one Antichrist that is coming. The "many antichrists" belong to the same spirit as that of the one Antichrist. John wrote that such antichrists "den[y] that Jesus is the Christ", "den[y] the Father and the Son", and would "not confess Jesus came in the flesh": a probable reference to the Gnostic claim that Jesus was not human, but only a spirit.

My father's car window had been smashed so I collected all the tiny shards and used them to make the sign of the Antichrist. I gluegunned them onto the crotch of a high waisted pair of pants, and voila, instant Devil costume.

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