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# ANIMAL CHARECTERISTICS

# ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND MOVEMENT

# RHINO HORN

# HORSE EYELASHES 

# LIZARD CLAWS/ SCALES 

# ZEBRA PATTERNS 

My initial reaction to Ming's brief was to play with various animal characteristics and textures to create my own mutant costume. I was driven towards African tribal costumes, but after discussing our progress with Kate, she advised me to stay clear of tribal influences as that can eaily become very vague and very confused. After some probing questions into Ming's motivations, I realised a common link - all the animal characteristics mentioned are evolved protective defences. I decided to expand on this theme and research other animal predatory defences.

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