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    You can find one at Morris Costumes. The number is 1-800-334-4678. They are in Charlotte , N.C. abut they have branch offices all around the states. ... From:
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      You can find one at Morris Costumes. The number is 1-800-334-4678. They
      are in Charlotte , N.C. abut they have branch offices all around the states.
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      Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 8:25 AM
      Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 10


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      > There are 5 messages in this issue.
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      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. pregnancy padding
      > From: "Angelica Harmon" <lilithschilde@...>
      > 2. Re: Google Eyes
      > From: "Sarah P" <Alexandreirazputin@...>
      > 3. Re: pregnancy padding
      > From: "Sarah P" <Alexandreirazputin@...>
      > 4. Re: Google Eyes
      > From: Liz Martin <elspeth@...>
      > 5. Re: pregnancy padding
      > From: "Patricia (Coopie) Mason" <coopie@...>
      >
      >
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 22:31:29 -0000
      > From: "Angelica Harmon" <lilithschilde@...>
      > Subject: pregnancy padding
      >
      > Does anyone have an idea how I can find a pregnancy suit? Or possibly
      > another idea on how to do the padding I need to play a pregnant
      > character? I know they must be out there somewhere, but I've looked
      > for almost a week without even a shred of luck. Any help would be
      > greatly appreciated.
      >
      > Thanks!
      > Angelica
      >
      >
      >
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 21:06:15 EDT
      > From: "Sarah P" <Alexandreirazputin@...>
      > Subject: Re: Google Eyes
      >
      > Like I said in my earlier message: if ping-pong balls are too small, go
      > with as large a size whiffle-ball as you can find that doesn't have holes
      > except on one side and cut as close to the beginning of the row of holes
      as
      > possible to retain as much "eye" as you can. Then there's always
      > Thermoplastic. Form it over something spherical that can take a lot of
      > heat--like a ball of clay, like what potters use for making clay pots. A
      > bag of potter's clay, some Thermoplastic, and a heat-gun, heavy-weight
      > fishing line, black and white paint et voila! Friendly Plastic would work
      > too, only with hot water instead of heat-gun. But where can you find
      > Friendly Plastic in good-sized sheets? I'm looking for Friendly Plastic,
      > but can't find it anywhere nearby. I've heard that a company by the name
      of
      > "Unnatural Resources", or something like that, sells Thermoplastic and
      other
      > plastics and unusual materials. Might look there.
      >
      > ----Raven
      >
      >
      > >From: "rermisch" <rermisch@...>
      > >Reply-To: TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com
      > >To: <TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com>
      > >Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Google Eyes
      > >Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 23:30:19 -0400
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi!
      > > The only problem with the ping pong idea is that Kermit is a small
      > >puppet and Cookie monster is more people-life size. The balls would have
      > >to
      > >be much larger. Bigger than a baseball but smaller than a soccer ball
      too.
      > >When I made mine years ago. I took thick foam, approximately 6" wide
      > >wittled it done to half spheres and covered the result with a stretchable
      > >fabric and then just painted on the black part of the eye. I used
      > >fingernail scissors to cut small parts of the foam toward the end because
      > >you are basically sculpting the foam and to get a smoother look you need
      to
      > >finish cutting tiny pieces off . I know tis is not google eyes but I
      could
      > >not do them in the time alloted me then. The foam sculpting is the way
      most
      > >of the muppet heads have been done. I had a friend who worked on some of
      > >them for their traviling show years ago and he showed us the pictures of
      > >the
      > >progresive sculpting being done. Hope this is some help.
      > >----- Original Message -----
      > >From: "Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer" <Tara@...>
      > >To: "Ed Johnson" <ejohnson@...>; "Manifesto eGroup"
      > ><TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com>
      > >Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 5:29 AM
      > >Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Google Eyes
      > >
      > >
      > > > I don't know, but I'm going to post this to my eGroup in case someone
      > >else
      > > > knows.
      > > >
      > > > Ed Johnson wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > I am creating a "Cookie Monster" costume for Halloween. I am having
      > >trouble
      > > > > finding a pair of eyes like the originals which are spherical and
      > >"googly".
      > > > > Do you have any ideas where I could locate such a pair of large
      white,
      > > > > googly eyes?
      > > > >
      > > > > Ed Johnson
      > > > >
      > > >
      >
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      > > > --
      > > > ----Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer/Associate Professor
      > > > Theatre UAF/The University of Alaska Fairbanks
      > > >
      > > > Come see one of the web's largest costume sites
      > > > "The Costumer's Manifesto" at http://www.costumes.org
      > > > More costume site than you can surf in a day.
      > > >
      > > > See also http://moviefans.to/MenWithBigHair (The Costume Movie Site)
      > > > and http://visit.to/TheCostumeShop (The UAF Costume Department Online)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
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      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
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      > Message: 3
      > Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 21:57:07 EDT
      > From: "Sarah P" <Alexandreirazputin@...>
      > Subject: Re: pregnancy padding
      >
      > Can you sew? Even a whipstitch would work. Okay, pregnancy padding is
      > pretty simple. Get a close-fitting white t-shirt that comes down to
      almost
      > the hipline, and another of maybe one size larger or the same size. If
      you
      > have a dressform, you're in luck. If not, see if you can borrow one from
      a
      > friend, a local theatre company, school theatre department, or fabric
      store,
      > because you'd probably rather sew on something that won't hurt if it gets
      > stuck with a pin or needle. ^_^ Also get a roll of quilt batting.
      >
      > On the t-shirt, the padding will go where the belly and bust are on the
      > person. For a pregnancy belly, it is centered a little bit lower than
      what
      > people generally consider to be the stomach--the belly-button or navel is
      in
      > the middle more or less. Start by marking in pencil where the belly is to
      > go on the body--this is usually from the sides of the waist to the lower
      > abdomen to the bottom of the ribcage, a sort of circular area. Also mark
      > where the bust is--this is for adding some padding here, too.
      >
      > Once this is done, measure and trace the circular area onto paper,
      measuring
      > across in four directions with a measuring tape (looks like a ruler as a
      > ribbon, trust me a Stanley measuring tape like you'd find at Home Depot
      > won't work as well--I've known people who tried to take their measurements
      > with this sort of thing! no joke.), measuring vertically top-bottom,
      > horizontally side-side, and diagonally across side-side. From the center
      > point measurement, transfer these measurements onto paper and re-draw the
      > circular area connecting the points. This is the base pattern for the
      > belly. Using the paper pattern, cut out the bottom layer of batting and
      > attach to the t-shirt. Continue with successive layers until the desired
      > size of belly is reached. (Four months along is smaller than nine
      months.)
      > The size of each layer will become smaller for every layer applied,
      > shrinking in circumference by 1 or 1 1/2 inches per layer. This allows
      for
      > a rounding effect. For larger pregnancy bellies, I wouldn't trim layers
      > until after two or so layers have been attached.
      >
      > When the belly is the size you want, add a final layer over the entire
      belly
      > area and wrapping around to the sides beyond the edge of the first layer
      so
      > it smooths the edges and fills any gaps between layers. Sometimes I trim
      the
      > edges of this last layer thinner on the outside to blend it with the main
      > part of the shirt. Do the same layering with the bust area, making the
      > layers fewer and trim all of them to follow the contour of the normal
      bust,
      > meeting at the outside edges to the t-shirt.
      >
      > Lightly stitching each layer to the one below it works best for me. With
      > the second t-shirt, pull it over the one with the padding and stitch it to
      > the first one along the neckline, armholes, and bottom hem, also along the
      > back and sides under the armseye (armhole--side seams to belly padding).
      > Some people have also added a "button" of fabric to mimic the navel on the
      > belly padding. This is usually optional. I also like to add a sort of
      wide
      > strap that connects the front to the back of the shirts, making it fit
      like
      > a leotard. This is attached on one end with good-sized snaps and keeps
      the
      > shirt from riding up or moving around.
      >
      > I know there are different ways of making pregnancy padding, some that are
      > belly only and aren't on a shirt base at all but are padding encased in
      > something like a pillow and tie or strap around. From experience, I like
      > the t-shirt method best, and use it for many kinds of body suits where
      > padding is needed. It's cheaper than buying a body suit, washes pretty
      well
      > (if the layers of padding are stitched down to the one below, it isn't as
      > likely to bunch-up and get lumpy in the wash), and fits. You can also
      find
      > all materials at your local store such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Venture
      (Chicago
      > area), and other such stores that sell clothes and fabric-craft-quilting
      > supplies. Hope this helps!
      >
      > ****Raven****
      > ^_^
      >
      > >From: "Angelica Harmon" <lilithschilde@...>
      > >Reply-To: TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com
      > >To: TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com
      > >Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] pregnancy padding
      > >Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 22:31:29 -0000
      > >
      > >Does anyone have an idea how I can find a pregnancy suit? Or possibly
      > >another idea on how to do the padding I need to play a pregnant
      > >character? I know they must be out there somewhere, but I've looked
      > >for almost a week without even a shred of luck. Any help would be
      > >greatly appreciated.
      > >
      > >Thanks!
      > >Angelica
      > >
      >
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      > Message: 4
      > Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 00:31:21 -0700
      > From: Liz Martin <elspeth@...>
      > Subject: Re: Google Eyes
      >
      > How about the clear semi-round ball things that come in the big gumball
      > machines that hold spiders, stickers, plastic junk jewelry and the like.
      > Those you could even make in to googly eyes by putting a piece of heavy
      paper
      > about 2/3 of the way in the circle and dropping in a black disc. Ialso
      think
      > that eyes that are the size of baseballs might be a little out of
      proportion,
      > unless the human under them is very large & tall! Good luck.
      >
      >
      > >
      > > >----- Original Message -----
      > > >From: "Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer" <Tara@...>
      > > >To: "Ed Johnson" <ejohnson@...>; "Manifesto eGroup"
      > > ><TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com>
      > > >Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 5:29 AM
      > > >Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Google Eyes
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > I don't know, but I'm going to post this to my eGroup in case
      someone
      > > >else
      > > > > knows.
      > > > >
      > > > > Ed Johnson wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > I am creating a "Cookie Monster" costume for Halloween. I am
      having
      > > >trouble
      > > > > > finding a pair of eyes like the originals which are spherical and
      > > >"googly".
      > > > > > Do you have any ideas where I could locate such a pair of large
      white,
      > > > > > googly eyes?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Ed Johnson
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > >
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      > > > > > Encoding: base64
      > > > >
      > > > > --
      > > > > ----Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer/Associate Professor
      > > > > Theatre UAF/The University of Alaska Fairbanks
      > > > >
      > > > > Come see one of the web's largest costume sites
      > > > > "The Costumer's Manifesto" at http://www.costumes.org
      > > > > More costume site than you can surf in a day.
      > > > >
      > > > > See also http://moviefans.to/MenWithBigHair (The Costume Movie Site)
      > > > > and http://visit.to/TheCostumeShop (The UAF Costume Department
      Online)
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > TheCostumersManifesto-unsubscribe@egroups.com
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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      > Message: 5
      > Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 06:50:11 -0500
      > From: "Patricia (Coopie) Mason" <coopie@...>
      > Subject: Re: pregnancy padding
      >
      > The same idea but based on an old or (inexpensive) leotard, works
      really,
      > really well. It;s very natural looking and stays where you want it. I have
      > an objection to babies who wander, especially when the actress sits down!
      I
      > cut away around the breasts and then augment them separately if
      necessary.
      > Cover with tricot or lycra.
      > Coopie
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Sarah P" <Alexandreirazputin@...>
      > To: <TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 8:57 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] pregnancy padding
      >
      >
      > > Can you sew? Even a whipstitch would work. Okay, pregnancy padding is
      > > pretty simple. Get a close-fitting white t-shirt that comes down to
      > almost
      > > the hipline, and another of maybe one size larger or the same size. If
      > you
      > > have a dressform, you're in luck. If not, see if you can borrow one
      from
      > a
      > > friend, a local theatre company, school theatre department, or fabric
      > store,
      > > because you'd probably rather sew on something that won't hurt if it
      gets
      > > stuck with a pin or needle. ^_^ Also get a roll of quilt batting.
      > >
      > > On the t-shirt, the padding will go where the belly and bust are on the
      > > person. For a pregnancy belly, it is centered a little bit lower than
      > what
      > > people generally consider to be the stomach--the belly-button or navel
      is
      > in
      > > the middle more or less. Start by marking in pencil where the belly is
      to
      > > go on the body--this is usually from the sides of the waist to the lower
      > > abdomen to the bottom of the ribcage, a sort of circular area. Also
      mark
      > > where the bust is--this is for adding some padding here, too.
      > >
      > > Once this is done, measure and trace the circular area onto paper,
      > measuring
      > > across in four directions with a measuring tape (looks like a ruler as a
      > > ribbon, trust me a Stanley measuring tape like you'd find at Home Depot
      > > won't work as well--I've known people who tried to take their
      measurements
      > > with this sort of thing! no joke.), measuring vertically top-bottom,
      > > horizontally side-side, and diagonally across side-side. From the
      center
      > > point measurement, transfer these measurements onto paper and re-draw
      the
      > > circular area connecting the points. This is the base pattern for the
      > > belly. Using the paper pattern, cut out the bottom layer of batting and
      > > attach to the t-shirt. Continue with successive layers until the
      desired
      > > size of belly is reached. (Four months along is smaller than nine
      > months.)
      > > The size of each layer will become smaller for every layer applied,
      > > shrinking in circumference by 1 or 1 1/2 inches per layer. This allows
      > for
      > > a rounding effect. For larger pregnancy bellies, I wouldn't trim layers
      > > until after two or so layers have been attached.
      > >
      > > When the belly is the size you want, add a final layer over the entire
      > belly
      > > area and wrapping around to the sides beyond the edge of the first layer
      > so
      > > it smooths the edges and fills any gaps between layers. Sometimes I trim
      > the
      > > edges of this last layer thinner on the outside to blend it with the
      main
      > > part of the shirt. Do the same layering with the bust area, making the
      > > layers fewer and trim all of them to follow the contour of the normal
      > bust,
      > > meeting at the outside edges to the t-shirt.
      > >
      > > Lightly stitching each layer to the one below it works best for me.
      With
      > > the second t-shirt, pull it over the one with the padding and stitch it
      to
      > > the first one along the neckline, armholes, and bottom hem, also along
      the
      > > back and sides under the armseye (armhole--side seams to belly padding).
      > > Some people have also added a "button" of fabric to mimic the navel on
      the
      > > belly padding. This is usually optional. I also like to add a sort of
      > wide
      > > strap that connects the front to the back of the shirts, making it fit
      > like
      > > a leotard. This is attached on one end with good-sized snaps and keeps
      > the
      > > shirt from riding up or moving around.
      > >
      > > I know there are different ways of making pregnancy padding, some that
      are
      > > belly only and aren't on a shirt base at all but are padding encased in
      > > something like a pillow and tie or strap around. From experience, I
      like
      > > the t-shirt method best, and use it for many kinds of body suits where
      > > padding is needed. It's cheaper than buying a body suit, washes pretty
      > well
      > > (if the layers of padding are stitched down to the one below, it isn't
      as
      > > likely to bunch-up and get lumpy in the wash), and fits. You can also
      > find
      > > all materials at your local store such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Venture
      > (Chicago
      > > area), and other such stores that sell clothes and fabric-craft-quilting
      > > supplies. Hope this helps!
      > >
      > > ****Raven****
      > > ^_^
      > >
      > > >From: "Angelica Harmon" <lilithschilde@...>
      > > >Reply-To: TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com
      > > >To: TheCostumersManifesto@egroups.com
      > > >Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] pregnancy padding
      > > >Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 22:31:29 -0000
      > > >
      > > >Does anyone have an idea how I can find a pregnancy suit? Or possibly
      > > >another idea on how to do the padding I need to play a pregnant
      > > >character? I know they must be out there somewhere, but I've looked
      > > >for almost a week without even a shred of luck. Any help would be
      > > >greatly appreciated.
      > > >
      > > >Thanks!
      > > >Angelica
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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