6140Re: Making a fat suit
- Feb 1, 2005Buy a large-cup bra and attach it over the rest of the suit. Stuff
cups with foam scraps. If you care about what it looks like, cover
with another t-shirt.
When we had one of Cinderella's Ugly Stepsisters in a fat suit at our
outdoors-in-the-summer-in-San-Bernardino-CA theater, she nearly died
from the heat every night. If you aren't dealing with 110-degree
days, it may not be a problem for you, but if it is, remember to
provide plenty of water (small fragments of ice to suck on slowly are
also good), and maybe a cool place backstage for your actor when
he/she's off. Cool water running over the inside of the wrist for a
minute or two will help carry off excess heat, too.
We finally had to build pockets _inside_ the suit, and stick Blue Ice
packs in there to keep her even remotely comfortable... Just be sure
the Blue Ice doesn't actually touch the actor's skin.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, Sylvia Rognstad
> Thanks to you and Curtis for the info. I guess foam is the way togo.
> Do you know where to buy the really lightweight foam? And whatabout
> putting boobs in the suit? How would you do that?
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