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Topic: Dreadlocked Pirate wig and big funky toe.  (Read 1411 times)
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« on: October 30, 2009 02:37:14 PM »

I recently finished designing the costumes for the children's musical "How I Became a Pirate." It's a cute play with only 6 characters so there was lots of opportunity for fun crafty details. These are my two "showpieces"
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The first is a wig that I dreaded with synthetic hair and yarn.
I started with this wig...and turned it into this one

(modeled by my boyfriend)


Next, was the oversized toe of Jacque "La Toe." I molded my own toe out of paper mache' then painted and attached it to his distressed shoe. I filled the toe with great stuff foam insulation to keep it from being destroyed during musical numbers. It's held up  to 20 performances pretty well with only a few paint touch ups needed.

The photos are from first dress, so some changes were made to the final versions; but I'm actually very pleased with how everything turned out and can't wait to try dreadlocking again.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009 07:39:05 AM »

Wonderful job on everything, what a great idea for the toe.  It looks like you had a lot of fun working on the play!

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