Friday, September 18, 2015
New Mannequin, New Photos
Beauty and the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga recently received three new "Unbreakable" plastic mannequins. One is female, two are male. Why should you care? These are much lighter weight which makes them easier to move around and, as the name implies, they don't break. The male mannequins also have arms that are just a little bit flexible, which is the really big news. It is much easier to change the clothes on these mannequins than our older fiberglass styles which were heavy, inflexible and difficult to balance on their make shift stands. Since we no longer have to worry with removing the arms to change the male's shirt, vest or jacket for photos, we can finally get around to photographing rental options that have never been seen on the web or in our rental book before. It also means that we can update some of the very old photos that were taken under less than ideal conditions.
Keep an eye out for more "Villagers" and unusual male options in the coming weeks. Using the new mannequin is allowing us to photograph even the kind of strange, whimsical items that we can put together for school plays that have always been difficult to describe... Like an enchanted carpet that can follow Beast around his castle or the March Hare to have tea with the Mad Hatter.