Jimbo, his giant peach, and Smellvira

May 19, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

What does a drag queen named Smellvira and a guy named James (who goes by Jimbo) have in common? Well, they’re one in the same and equally awesome.

Jimbo is a collector of all things unique, he’s a costume designer and he’s also behind the giant peach structure from the Kaleidoscope Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach”. Yes, a real life James has his very own Giant Peach.

Smellvira is well known around town and you can even hire her to make appearances at events. Which is what the eatArt Foundation did when they got her to jump out of a cake at their Mondo Spider reveal event in Vancouver. While there, she got to know a lot of people and was able to get her hands on a CNC cutter for one of Jimbo’s visions.

Jimbo worked out of Studio Robazzo cutting 150 plywood pieces in the shape of unique fins. The fins came together to make the shape of a giant peach!

Jimbo is always busy doing something. You can catch some of his incredible costume designs on the Atomic Vaudeville crew in the upcoming “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” at the Metro June 8-18. Tickets here.

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