Today my eBay head-block/wig-stand arrived [something I’ve always wanted] so I got cracking on making raffia wigs for [of course] two scarecrows. A little newspaper to adjust the circumference to size, then hot glue and craft foam and… Plus [why not] two mouse masks in felt. Continue reading Oz Coz #4.6:Still truckin’
It’s half term, I’m still hard at work on the Oz costumes, but nothing more is fully completed, and I obviously can’t get pics of things modelled until I’m back in work next week. Meanwhile, in case you thought I was idling, here’s a few peeks at what’s going on right now. Busy busy! Back … Continue reading Oz Coz #4.5 : Interim report!
Emerald City- 8, [later changed to 7] extras and dancers, one doorman, one guard. LOTS of donated and scavenged and stash-dived green fabrics, including miles of acid-green satin from my lovely bridesmaid Glenda. I spent a considerable amount of time arranging and re-arranging these fabrics into piles to get a pleasing range of textures and … Continue reading Oz Coz #4: Shine on you crazy…Emerald
Tin woodcutters, both girls, both VERY slim. Before I volunteered to make costumes, the director had already bought a tinman costume from Amazon, very cheap, and it looked it. I wasn’t impressed, as I don’t really like very shiny tinmen, he’s supposed to start off rusty, and decided to find some inspiration images for myself. … Continue reading Oz Coz #3:Rattling along
Glinda the good witch- I decided that blue was the way to go simply because of the several miles of variegated blue dance net I’d bought a year oor so back to make a 1950s petticoat for myself. Didn’t like the dress it was to go with, so there it all sat, occasionally exploding from … Continue reading Oz Coz #2: I’ve got the Blues…
Totally immersed in Oz coz, and making excellent progress. It’s not just munchkins folks! There’s more than 20 kids involved, as the show ia largely double-cast, and the dancers/extras are all playing multiple parts, some needing four or five costume changes. Very few roles have been cast so that costumes can be shared, even with … Continue reading Still here, honest!
As if I didn’t already have enough to do, I’ve offered to make costumes for the school’s production of Wizard of Oz. Why not eh? Of course, near-zero budget, no time, lots and lots of cast members [28 or so, most needing more than one costume.] BRILLIANT! I started with Toto of course, who wouldn’t? … Continue reading Oz Coz #1: Munchables