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
Almost all the characters need britches, and I started by digging through my copy of ‘Patterns for Theatrical Costumes’ but ended up using it for other bits and bobs. I made fall-front breeches from S4923 for the Captain and Ben Gunn. The captain’s were from a fabulous textured blue velvet from the Rag Market, which … Continue reading Too Big for your Britches?-Panto #7
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
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
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!
Three weeks to go, almost everything on the rail [yeah right, so how come the list always seems as long?] Jobs still to do attach parrot to Long John Silver’s coat add sleeve linings to LJS’s coat [one of those added jobs, it doesn’t slip on easily enough] finish Jim Hawkins’ sparkly wedding coat [the … Continue reading There is Nothing Like a Dame: Panto #4
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