Allsorts! Panto #8

Everything I may or may not have mentioned up til now, and what DIDN’T work out…  PROBABLY the last panto post, you’ll be relieved to know!  the parrot costume.  After Billy Bones hands over the treasure map and dies, the actor was thrust back on stage to act as Long John Silver’s missing parrot for … Continue reading Allsorts! Panto #8

Panto panties- Panto #6

A right load of pants! Spotty bloomers for the dame, in cheap-as-chips tacky polyester with weird holographic plastic polka dots, from Barry’s Warehouse, on the £1/metre heap.  This is a great source for costume fabrics, when all you want is effect and nothing has to be massively sturdy or long lasting.  All good dames need … Continue reading Panto panties- Panto #6

A bit ruffled- Panto #5

Shirts shirts frilly pirate shirts. Just 9 cast members, most with one costume only, still means a fair few shirts. Requirements- Long John Silver, Cap’n Smollett [my Gentleman Jack inspired outfit], Jim Hawkins [going with the Harry Styles look], 2 sidekick pirates [one ‘snobbish’ one ‘sexy’], tattered for Ben Gunn, scruffy for Bones, plus two … Continue reading A bit ruffled- Panto #5

Still Here, Honest!

Phew! Just been to hand off all the panto costumes ready for the shows on Friday and Saturday, much bagging and organising.  Everything’s got a laminated tag on the hanger stating what’s there, and how it has to be returned so I can sell off as much as possible…plus death threats if anyone even THINKS … Continue reading Still Here, Honest!

An Ex-Men Origins Story

I’ve just been binge watching quite a few YouTube posts from a new favourite, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard. If you haven’t seen any, off you trot, shoo, see you in a bit. Jessica posts about her experiences as a disabled [and very glamorous] gay woman, her marriage to the equally lovely Claudia, vintage style, royal history- oh … Continue reading An Ex-Men Origins Story