Yes, dearest readers, that’s right, just days after their announcement of a contest for a walk-on role on the show, Mad Men has found a way to turn every one of their adoring fans into cast members: a Mad Men character generator.
As someone who never grew out of playing with dolls, loves fashion and is a huge fan of MM, I found it positively exhilarating (not to mention ridiculously fun!) to turn myself into a new Sterling Cooper office gal. I like to think I’d give Joan a good run for her money in the vixen department, yet veer on the sweeter, good girl side alla Peggy. Perhaps in my younger days I might have even been a model like Betty Draper.
If you too want to morph yourself into a MM character, it’s as easy as humming the tune to Mad Men theme song. Pop over to the AMC site and suit (or dress) up in your favourite quintessential early sixties look, add an extra prop or two, and pick a setting where you think your character would most feel at home.
Since discovering this awesome MM generator on Sher’s blog, I’ve subsequently spotted at least three of my gorgeous blogging friends who’ve transformed into wildly chic Mad Men ladies, too. Gina from For the Modern Pin-Up, Andi from Andi B. Goode, and Amy from I Love Retro Things. You all look sensational, gals!
If you’re curious as to what my MM alter-ego looks like, here she is.
Oddly they did not have an exact match to my hair colour, which I thought was funny, as it’s quite similar to Joan’s and thus would have made a lot of sense to include (also, for some strange reason my character is missing one of her shoes). Nevertheless I think this is a fairly decent virtual representation of myself, which was worlds of fun to create! If you’re a fan of this show, be sure to swing on by the AMC site and go Mad, Men that is! :)