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Costume Design Coma

Ugh.  November has been ruthless and brutal.  Two straight weeks of tech/dress rehearsals and four show closings...which translates into about 80 hours of over time...ten days of 13 hour workdays, the sewing of seven romantic length tutus, the making of a robotic dragon tail and head (you heard me), 13 joker inspired dance costumes (sewing 13 green corduroy vests and hunting down 13 duplicate pairs of purple pants and blouses in the world), about 10 loads of laundry, at least a billion trips up and down the shop stairs, and more stops at walmart, joann, target, and the wig store than a girl can take.  Plus my work computer got a virus two and a half weeks ago while I was doing research on Gieshas for Janaury's Madame Butterfly and still has not returned from IT yet.  And did I mention I am cooking Thankgiving dinner for the first time next week.  And I have designs for Wildclaw's Kill Me and Strawdog's  Petrified Forest to do....and the foley work for Wildclaw's Deaths…

Tonner Halloween Convention Scoops....

The Convention came and went.  It was a great time.  Much vinyl goodness.  I drank lots of wine as well.  Yum.  Also had my flight cancelled and spent an extra night in Vermont drinking tasty vermont beer.  Never saw anyone that looked like Sam Shepard though...boo. Vendor salesroom...it was me, Jen Perski, Marsha, Helen Skinner, and Dodie from Modern Doll...slim pickens...good for me though.  My tattoo tights and rockabilly clothing separates seemed to be a hit.  I am making more of both as we speak and hope to get them on etsy/ebay along with my hats.
Raffle room...I won an Ellowyne outfit...Crying Shame!  Woot! Once again I tried to win my mom a Gone With the Wind doll but to no avail. Tonner Salesroom...sweet deals on Twilight Dolls...I bought an edward distant devo, alice, & birthday bella for $50 each.  I got Damon Salvatore (yum) for $96.  They had Elena and Stefan and Jasper Cullen as well for the same price.  I noticed the Stefan's in the room look WAY better than t…