Many of you may remember John Henson. He had a wonderful collection of both some original Twilight costumes as well as replicas with off the charts detailing.
John also designed many of the costumes for the Hillywood Twilight Parody videos (he’s got a cameo in several of the videos see screen caps below), as well as for some of the Olympic Coven that have appeared at Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks.
He had a love of all things Twilight. Here is a snippet from a 2010 interview we did with John:
Which of the original costumes that you have is your favorite and why?
By far it’s Cam Gigandet’s “James” costume. I remember Stephenie saying that she was surprised that people were fans of James. “Team James” and all. How can you not be after you see Cam portray him?! It’s just such a neat story behind the costume, too. The jacket is an old 1940’s motorcycle jacket that belonged to Catherine Hardwicke. There was only one. They had to film all of Wayland’s scenes in it before it was distressed for James. And if you look carefully on his jacket and jeans, there are momento’s from all of his kills. The creeper even stole wedding bands and engagement rings to wear as trophies! SICK! The jeans still have mud caked on the bottom of them. I find that kind of stuff really cool!
John passed away this weekend and he will be missed. Of my many encounters with John, the one about Jacob’s arm is my favorite. As I was setting up my camera gear to cover the Remember Me red carpet in New York City in pouring rain after a big snowfall (think the slush from hell) I get a call from John. John is all ramped up, yelling that the arm is all wrong (those of you that knew John will have no trouble understanding this). Actually it came out more like this , “Arms, arms, details, just unreal, eye for details”, and I had to decode that over screaming fans and the NYC traffic in Grand Army Plaza.
The long and short of it is, I finally got John to talk in full sentences in English and discovered that he noticed the tattoo on the Jacob Barbie was all wrong, and that dolls with the “bad arm” might be collectors items. He asked if I would post the information. I said sure, that I would do it when I got home…after I ran across the street to FAO Schwartz and bought the last Jacob Barbie they had.
You will be missed John!