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Rob Pond
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I was wondering on what to have my assistents wear. I am doing a classical act, but I will be doing illusions. I need them to be able to move easily, but I need the outfit to be basicly "school approperiate". Anyone have any suggestions?
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Why not look at costumes from performances in old photographs? The "classical era" modesty would guarantee nothing too inappropriate.

oh, and its "COSTUMES." I thought you had a problem getting your three piece suit on a plane or something.
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Oh, sorry. Can't believe I spelled that wrong. I have looked at a lot of old photographs, but in most of them they are wearing dresses. I am thinking about just asking my assistents what they would wear. I think they would know best on this subject. I guess I will have to go shopping with them.
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Rob,

You can't go wrong with black slacks. Something with a bit of stretch and a little flare at the leg (a bit of a flare, sort of bell or boot cut, always makes a girl's legs look nice and long). Then try to find tops or even body suits in a color that matches something you are wearing. (Your tie or shirt perhaps.) The pants can be worn over the body suit so she's not showing too much leg but she won't have a problem with her top riding up in an illusion. This sort of look can be dressed up, or down, with a jacket or a line of rhinestones down the outside seam of the pant legs. A jacket also lets you change up looks in a show without really having to "change" in a school setting. The key to pants for women on stage is in the shoes. If the pants are black (and they should be) the shoes must be black as well: heels, no flats, no open toes. That way what you see is a long, sexy, leg line that goes all the way to the floor.

Hope I've been a little help...Smile

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That is very helpful. I will give these details to my assistent and then we will go shopping for them. Thanks for the help.
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Glad to be of help....maybe next time I will check my spelling before I post, opps! Sorry............Smile


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I didn't even notice any misspellings till I went back and recheck your post.
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Rob
Ms. Morgan had the exact same outfit that she described on at Bob Little's Super Sunday, and she had everyones undevided attention.
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Al,
<Blush>....didn't know anyone was looking that closely. Smile Smile
What can I say...I'm always ready to jump in a box.

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Rob,

Morgan is right on target. Years ago I used some high school girls to assist in a school show. I put them in a nice pant/jumper suit. It was a solid color with a gold belt that complemented my outfit (shirt). It looked very smart and allowed them the flexibility to move about (in an out of boxes).

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Thanks for the advise. I told the girls this and they knew exactly what you were talking about. Which is good because I really didn't know what those were. We are going to wait and get the outfits in Janruary, so if anyone else has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
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