I miss you guys. Really. I miss posting long mostly boring posts about the nutters who work with me, or the random things that happen to me, or about how many shoes I'm currently hoarding. I miss you all alot. But until I'm done with this week, I really don't think I'm going to be able to swing any posts. Hell week (as I'm sure you get from the title) is my least favourite week of a show, and I'm currently feeling burned out, peeved, and just lain tired. Also boxed in, but that is another subject for another post. So unless some miracle happens and I get a free moment, This will probably be my last post until Sunday, at least. But worry not because I am going to show you something I've been working on and am rather proud of. Alright, I am ridiculously proud of it. It took me a whole day, half a season of Dr. Who, and 1.5 episodes of Proirot to finish it. But enough jabbering.
I have alot of horror stories when it comes to costumes. Alot of tear inducing, "what are you thinking?," "dear God, why do I have to wear that!," purple, sack shaped, bad, bad, bad, costume stories. So what did I find when it came time for costumes for my current show? Alot of purple, and alot of bad. I was kind of bummed at first, but luckily this time I knew the magic words to fix all my problems. These words came in the form of two sentances. The first was "I wear vintage, so I can just wear my own clothes for this." The second was simply, "y'know, I can sew, so don't worry about fixing my costumes." So far four of my costumes are my own clothes, a good portion of things I own are being used as props, and many others are wearing my clothing as costumes. And of course then I have my "fixer" costumes. Like my Phantom costume. Initially I was handed a wad of crushed burgandy velvet and told to make it better. Well now I made it better. It went from this:
I think we can all agree that this is now the coolest Phantom of the Opera costume this side of 42nd street. The dress (if that's what is was...) was about a foot too short for me and the costumer luckily found about two yards of the some coloured velvet (well almost the same...)amid their stash of fabric. So I added the length, stitched up the slits (why?), shortened the sleeves, added the lace to the neck and sleeves, added lace to the bottom, and made a sash and bow. Basically I took a horrid crushed velvet tent and made it kind of awesome. You have no idea how tickled pink I am about the way this came out! I was trying to get a bustle thing going too, but I don't think that's going to end up working (If I have time I may try to figure it out). Of course the other one I have to fix is worse, and is nearly done, but I'm so happy about how this one came out! I'm not so happy about some of the other costuming going on in this show, but that's another story for another time.
That's it for now, see you all in about a week! How are you guys by the way? I've not had time to read anyone's blogs either. I miss you all so much...