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Do I Make a Good Woman In A Costume?


Poll ended at Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:42 pm

Yes - you do make a good woman in costume
7
88%
No - you need drop any further development of female characters
1
13%
 
Total votes: 8

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:40 am

Hi guys.

Here are some of my male costumes.

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Top row: Vampire Lestat
The Evil Warlock
Ben Franklin
A Friar
Johann Sebastian Bach

Middle Row: Ben Franklin
Ben Hur
Colonial Party Goer
Merlin
George Washington

Bottom Row:Mozart
Monsieur Beaucaire, French Aristocrat
Duke D'Orleans, French Aristocrat
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Ichabod Crane

I have many more male characters than female ones.

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:47 am

Murfreesboro wrote:I haven't actually voted in your poll, but I think the way it is phrased sort of weights it in favor of the female characters. You do make a great female character in those costumes, so that's easy to vote for. And the second option makes it sound like anyone who would vote for that one doesn't want to see you ever do another female character again.

I think there could be a third option--you could take a break from the female characters and choose a male character again for one year or two. It might be unexpected, just because you have excelled at the female characters and seem to have done a lot of them lately.

But really, this is all for fun, so do whatever makes you happy.



I want to do a king, a wolf man and Sir francis drake.

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:08 am

My two favorite female characters

The Grandmother & The Duchess

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:00 am

Oh Duchess, you HAVE to do the Wolfman!!! I would love to see that one. And you know what else? I see that you do a lot of period costumes so I'd like to throw a request out there--Queen Elizabeth I. She's my favorite historical person and I think you would do her justice. Pleeeeaaaaasssssseeee Duchess? :)

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:56 am

Pumpkin56 wrote:Oh Duchess, you HAVE to do the Wolfman!!! I would love to see that one. And you know what else? I see that you do a lot of period costumes so I'd like to throw a request out there--Queen Elizabeth I. She's my favorite historical person and I think you would do her justice. Pleeeeaaaaasssssseeee Duchess? :)



You mean this one?

Here is Bette Davis as Elizabeth I.

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The major problem is the cost. I would have to have that made.

The Wolfman is much less expensive.

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:59 pm

Oh I think any interpretation of Elizabeth would be lovely--young, old, Bette Davis, Cate Blanchett, or one of her portraits. But I hear ya on the cost. The inventory you have now must have cost you a fortune.

I do look forward to seeing your pictures when you get around to doing the Wolfman. Werewolves seem to be a tricky thing to get right but I definitely think you can do it :)

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:42 pm

Pumpkin56 wrote:Oh Duchess, you HAVE to do the Wolfman!!! I would love to see that one. And you know what else? I see that you do a lot of period costumes so I'd like to throw a request out there--Queen Elizabeth I. She's my favorite historical person and I think you would do her justice. Pleeeeaaaaasssssseeee Duchess? :)



I see what you mean! This would be a great costume - BUT EXPENSIVE!

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But I most definitely will consider it. My costumer has also recommended it as well. Naturally she would make some good money with this one.

Thanks for the recommendation!

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby Murfreesboro » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:35 am

Wow! I didn't realize you had so many male characters! You have shown us more of your female ones, I think.

Since you are a Southern gentleman, have you ever thought about doing Rhett Butler? Or a Southern belle, like Scarlett, perhaps? Victorian era might be slightly less costly than 18th century and earlier. What about a Confederate (or Union) officer? Abraham Lincoln? Or Mary Lincoln?

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:52 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Wow! I didn't realize you had so many male characters! You have shown us more of your female ones, I think.

Since you are a Southern gentleman, have you ever thought about doing Rhett Butler? Or a Southern belle, like Scarlett, perhaps? Victorian era might be slightly less costly than 18th century and earlier. What about a Confederate (or Union) officer? Abraham Lincoln? Or Mary Lincoln?


Have thought about Rhett Butler , Confederate officer and Diamond Jim Brady.

The red outfit for the Grande Auntee could be used as a Southern belle, since it is supported by a 115" hoopskirt. I have the wig, just add lace parasol and fan and practice on my Southern accent, honey chile! Lol!

I am too short and heavy for Abraham Lincoln (5'6") but the black outfit for The Grandmother and Charley's Aunt could be used for Mary Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony & Clara Barton. It too is supported by a 115" hoopskirt.

My costumer sort of railroaded my into hoopskirts. I wanted to do Charley's Aunt as sort of frumpy but she was not excited about it. She tried to talk me into Martha Washington, Dolly Madison, Elizabeth I and Marie Antionette. When all I wanted to do was a frumpy Charley's Aunt like Art carney, Ray Bolger & Jack Benny!

My supreme costumes would be Charlie Chan. Simple enought ordinary clothes and Panama hat, but extensive makeup.

The ultimate female outfit would be Marie Antionette, but that one is just a little too expensiive and too feminate for me.

Thanks for your advise.

have you voted ni my poll?

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby Murfreesboro » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 am

Just did. I voted that you make a great woman in costume, because you do.

I think Charlie Chan would be an inspired costume for you, though, and it wouldn't cost too much.

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:59 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Just did. I voted that you make a great woman in costume, because you do.

I think Charlie Chan would be an inspired costume for you, though, and it wouldn't cost too much.



Glad to hear that I do make a great woman in costume. Those costumes are the most fun. Something different.


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Re: Costume Advise

Postby Pumpkin56 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:43 am

Hey Duchess, have you ever considered the Gary Oldman Dracula? Young or old. Eiko Ishioka did such a phenomenal job with the costumes on that movie but I really think her old Dracula was one of the best.

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:53 am

Pumpkin56 wrote:Hey Duchess, have you ever considered the Gary Oldman Dracula? Young or old. Eiko Ishioka did such a phenomenal job with the costumes on that movie but I really think her old Dracula was one of the best.



I do too!

I would love to do this one.


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But I am not that good at makeup. But who knows!


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Re: Costume Advise

Postby The Duchess » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:08 am

I have also considered doing Aunt Kate from Haunted Honeymoon.

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Re: Costume Advise

Postby Pumpkin56 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:22 am

The Duchess wrote:
I do too!

I would love to do this one.


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But I am not that good at makeup. But who knows!




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Oh I don't think the make-up on that would be terribly difficult. If you tried to do Dracula when he was in his bat form, that might be a little difficult though :lol:


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