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« on: July 19, 2008 02:50:05 AM »

I was asked to make a giant pair of witch legs for a prop in my daughters marching band half time show "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" I used chicken wire to shape the legs.  Theres a laundry basket in the heels and the feet are swim noodles tied together and trimmed to make the pointed toes. Batting here and there to get a smooth look and covered with vinyl, fabric and tons of duct tape for the stripes and overall strength. They had to be weather proof and tolerate being drug around for 3 months of shows. They became such an icon of the season that when the season ended -  they were snuck from house to house at night and dumped in peoples yards and on roofs  for 2 more months to tease and surprise all the band families. They were pretty shoddy by the end of their travels but we got a lot of laughs out of them.

                                           " The Traveling Ruby Slippers"





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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008 06:08:49 AM »

That's awesome!  Those feet are great!  I love good ole band shenanigans!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008 08:00:57 AM »

Very cool indeed!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008 12:49:51 PM »

Those are awesome. I volunteer with a marching band and I'm trying desperately to come up with props for this years show Sad Need to get moving, band camp starts a week from Monday.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008 01:20:14 PM »

They look great. It's so awesome the kids liked them so much they played pranks with them for 2 more months.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008 06:39:09 PM »

Oh my goodness! I would so put that in my yard! I'm a bit Oz-struck (okay, so I'm Oz-obsessed!) and it would be like icing on my cake of Wizard of Oz collectibles! Really nice job of doing up Oz!

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008 01:16:55 AM »

lol, Great job and loved the narrative. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008 06:47:05 PM »

Thanks everyone I really enjoyed being a part of the band parent group - we had tail gate parties, started a monthly game night and a Bunco group - these people like to PARTY!!!
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