11595Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Costuming for wire/harness/flying role (angel)
- Nov 5, 2009Be really careful. There was a terrible accident last Christmas at a
Cincinnati Church. There were a few things that went wrong. One thing
was the robe got caught in t he hook and did not close properly. I have
attached an article on the accident.
My insurance agent called me day to see if I was the costumer. Thank
God I wasn't, because he thought the litigation was going to be long and
drawn out. When I've worked with flying I only work with a certified
company like ZFX and I have the production sign my release. I don't
know if it would really hold water in a court of law.
Just my thoughts.
Cincinnati, OH -- Investigators are still trying to determine the
details of a tragic accident that claimed the life of a young woman who
fell to her death during a Christmas celebration in Oakley, a Cincinnati
suburb, Wednesday night.
Twenty-three-year-old Keri Shryock died Thursday morning at University
Hospital. Witnesses say she fell about 25 feet during the Christmas
pageant "Awaited" at the Crossroads Community Church.
Shryock, a Xavier University graduate student, was playing the role of a
wise man in a contemporary Nativity story and was suspended by an
overhead cable when she fell during opening night on Wednesday.
> In a fit of overconfidence, I have agreed to be Team Leader for the
> new Christmas production at church. There will be one angel in flying
> harness in an over sized seven foot long robe with long sleeves (no
> actual wings, just lots of floaty silk gauze). I usually do my own
> research & have studied the archives & the website but am unable to
> find practical advice on wire work costuming and would appreciate any
> special knowledge and/or direction to research that any listmembers
> can offer me. Jane W.
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