I keep thinking that I am going to write these long fabulous posts about various things, but time is just running out. So I have decided to quick ones…
When the Saks windows came up, my first thought was “We need good mannequins!!!” Mannequins are a huge problem for period costumes. The costumes are built on corseted forms, and modern mannequins are not corseted. So you have to do surgery. I had to buy mannequins in NYC, and then go through a very complicated process of having them modified on another continent, from Scotland, via email. A less than perfect process, though Frank Glover Mannequins could not have done more to help us. Even offered to pick me up at the airport in NYC.
Once I arrived in NYC, there was a lot more to do, including remaking all the wigs that turned out to be too small.
But you can see the elaborate production, from start to finish. I started with the hair. We bought a couple of used mannequins to play with. Started with printer paper.
Order 18 mannequins, fingers crossed
What Terry does with her weekends…
Playing around with makeup, still wish we had gone with mannequins with faces!
But progress is made.