They say that every hundred years -some versions say every five hundred, or every thousand – the sun disappears from the daytime sky at the same time the moon vanishes from the night. They say their absence is coordinated so that they may meet in a secret location, unseen by the stars, to discuss the state of the world and compare what each has seen over the past hundred or five hundred or thousand years. They meet and talk and part again, returning to their respective places in the sky until their next meeting.
– Erin Morgenstern ‘The Starless Sea’
Using the book ‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern as the basis for this project I created a costume for a character from the book. I chose the character of The Moon to design for and I used a range of historical and cultural references to inform my designs.