Cakes in Space: Dressing up!

When Oxford University Press publicists asked last year if Philip Reeve and I had any Cakes in Space-themed photos to use for book fair publicity, this was the best we could get together at the time:

But we knew we wouldn’t be able to draw outfits onto ourselves for stage events. (Actually, that would be very cool; possibly for another book.) And dressing up in space costumes is… just plain fabulous, so we set about designing something for ourselves. First, I needed a hat! Of course. There’s this line in Cakes in Space, when space voyager Astra first meets a killer cake:

The top of the cake flipped open like a pedal-bin lid, revealing a wide mouth and lots of shiny teeth.

…And that seemed a good template for an INTERESTING piece of headgear.

Read the full article here: Cakes in Space