“Lampshades on Fire” is the first single from Modest Mouse’s album Strangers to Ourselves. For the music video, Amy served as the Costume & Makeup Art Director.
Inspired by the French opera Tales of Hoffman, Jorge Torres-Torres, the director of the video, asked for Amy to design and build an extravagant costume that would convey both class and “psychedelic clown geisha.” This is what she came up with:
In addition to providing wardrobe for the performers, Amy also did the makeup and blood effects.
Amy also makes several appearances in the video, not only in her infamous man suit:
… and as a ringmaster, slapping her partner, Michael Lovan, with a milkfish: