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Topic: Pantyhose and Pool Toys: The Producers (w/ mini-tute)  (Read 14108 times)
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« on: September 09, 2008 02:48:54 PM »

I just got back from my three month summer stock theatre gig and as usual, it was a summer of "ghetto gets it done." Among my many challenges were the Springtime for Hitler girls in "The Producers." Giant sausages do not grow on trees, you know.

On one of our routine trips to the dollar store, the designer and I spied some fun noodles/pool toys in a bin...inspiration had struck! Two days and lots of giggles later, we were able to produce these gems.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/summer2008144.jpg

We started by cutting the foam noodles in half laterally and sheathing them in the legs of old white pantyhose from our dead stock. We then twisted and stitched the noodles into the desired shape and pulled the hose tight and stitched that down as well.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/summer2008134.jpg

The sausages were wired into shape using rusty coat hangers (never throw anything away!) and duct tape and then stuffed with polyfil from a pillow. The ends were secured by tying off the pantyhose just like a real sausage casing.

We used a layer of white spray paint to prime and set the hose and then did all of the "artistic" painting with acrylics and house paint that we had lying around. The primer coat is the most important, otherwise the hose will suck up everything like a sponge and you will never get an even coat. In the past, I have also used watered down modge podge for this step. (The pantyhose technique is actually really great for props and especially masks because it is cheap, pliable and lightweight...a must if you're going to be balancing a four foot sausage on your head).

Detail work was accomplished with ribbon ties for the sausage, beaded and sequined "salt" for the pretzels and several coats of spray-on glitter and varnish (they are show girls, after all).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/summer2008141.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/summer2008143.jpg

We turned the larger pieces into headdresses by stitching them onto a base salvaged from several headband style vintage hats (also from dead stock). A large number of otherwise ordinary bobby pins secured them to the styled wigs

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/summer2008183.jpg
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The giant fork is all me BTW.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/33THEPRODUCERS.jpg
The finished products on the girls.

The Beer Steins and Valkyrie shields are made from plastic dinner wear textureized with bits of trim and leftover fun noodles and then spray painted silver. The bras were all decorated using left over materials. The overall cost for all four of these costumes was less than $30 (that includes purchasing the base bras and panties). I'm thinking it was money well spent.

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008 02:52:39 PM »

fantastic.


you rule.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008 03:01:33 PM »

As a HUGE fan of both the original "Producers" and the recent incarnation, I have to say that those rock.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008 03:15:41 PM »

very, very creative. you rock!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008 03:20:31 PM »

These are awesome.

I'm a costume design major. Where did you do summer stock this year?
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008 03:26:30 PM »

These are awesome.

I'm a costume design major. Where did you do summer stock this year?

The Forestburgh Playhouse (http://www.fbplayhouse.com/). It's actually a pretty great place that fosters young talent. This was my third season and the producers have kind of nursed me from wardrobe bitch to full-fledged designer. I was responsible for designing half of their mainstages this summer.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008 03:52:54 PM »

OMG!!

GENIUS!!!!!       GENIUS, I SAY!!!
That's gotta be worthy of a Nobel Prize or something similar!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008 04:07:19 PM »

The Forestburgh Playhouse (http://www.fbplayhouse.com/). It's actually a pretty great place that fosters young talent. This was my third season and the producers have kind of nursed me from wardrobe bitch to full-fledged designer. I was responsible for designing half of their mainstages this summer.

you're awesome. thanks for sharing. i'm actually looking for a job for next summer, so i'll be sending in my resume to the theatre at some point.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008 06:25:21 PM »

The Forestburgh Playhouse (http://www.fbplayhouse.com/). It's actually a pretty great place that fosters young talent. This was my third season and the producers have kind of nursed me from wardrobe bitch to full-fledged designer. I was responsible for designing half of their mainstages this summer.

you're awesome. thanks for sharing. i'm actually looking for a job for next summer, so i'll be sending in my resume to the theatre at some point.

Santa Fe Opera in NM has a great summer internship program as well.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008 07:45:09 PM »

OMG that is TOO FUNNY!
And so well done! Bravo.
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