Muffinhead

The over-the-top performance artist models four outlandish outfits; we show you how to get a similar (more wearable!) everyday look.

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  • "The weird thing around my face is a Japanese baby shampoo face cover."

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  • "I got the foam balls that I used for the headpiece from Pearl Art Supply."

  • "The idea for this headpiece comes from Salvador Dal's Untitled/Woman with...

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  • "The Mickey Mouse hands are the real deal: I got them at Disney World!"

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Photographs: Kaia Baicos

Muffinhead; 34; artist, graphic designer, performance artist (muffinheadland.com); Harlem

His personal style: “I’d describe my style as Art Kamikaze: If you were watching cartoons one day and your TV exploded...that’s pretty much my look. I usually have too many ideas rolling around upstairs; eventually they just take the steering wheel, and then I find myself wearing a chandelier on my head. It’s all driven by a sense of, Wow, if I can pull this off, it will look totally insane. I have great joy in doing this work and sharing it with others, and that’s always the way that I’ll approach fashion.”

Favorite stores: “Halloween Adventure (104 Fourth Ave between 11th and 12th Sts; 212-673-4546, newyorkcostumes.com) is a costume makers best right-hand man. Plus, it’s totally massive and has a nice and usually well-informed makeup department. Sock Man (27 St. Marks Pl between Second and Third Aves; 212-529-0300, thesockman.com)—I’m a tights fetishist—and they consistently live up to my every whim with their varying selection that carries everything from fishnets to stripes to comic-book-print leggings. If Spandex House (263 W 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves; 212-354-6711, spandexhouse.com) ever closed, I don’t know if I could recover. You walk in there and it looks like a Technicolor zoo. It just breeds costume art and big ideas.”

Favorite designers: “AlieNation (thealienation.com)—his imagination is completely unhinged—he gets the idea of very theatrical, very eccentric fashion and always makes it with a touch of elegance; and Rainbowtronic/Stacy Maillet (rainbowtronic.etsy.com): We’ve been working together for years, she can whip out anything from a dress made out of T-shirts to a Bowie-esque tuxedo jacket with a style that’s both practical and super fun.”

How he’d describe New York style: “Raw, efficient, ballsy, brilliant and visionary.”

Think you’ve got better style than Muffinhead? Prove it. E-mail pics to style@timeoutny.com and you could be in TONY!

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