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First Pictures! [Nov. 6th, 2006|09:28 am]
Shock Treatment

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[allah_sulu]
These are just some of the pictures we took at last weekend's Shock Treatment show in Cleveland, Ohio:


This is Q, rich-teaboy, as Bert Shnick from Shock Treatment. Behind her are Judge Oliver Wright (Amy Haydu) and Betty Hapschatt (Justin Bilewicz).


rich-teaboy again as Bert. Both of these pictures were taken on Friday night (3 Nov 2006) because someone else played Bert at the Saturday night show. This picture also shows off the amount of space Simply His Servants have for preparation and storage behind the screen at their theater, the Cedar Lee.


For reference, here is Bert Schnick from the Shock Treatment DVD.


This is me, allah-sulu, as used-car salesman Irwin Lapsey from Shock Treatment; a bit character I played both nights. I was originally going to play Bert Shnick; but since I didn't fit into my old costume, I gave it to rich-teaboy (and she helped me with the Irwin Lapsey costume). This picture was taken in our motel room before the show.


For reference, here is Irwin Lapsey from the Shock Treatment DVD.


This is Jeff, rhpslips2, as Cosmo McKinley from Shock Treatment on Saturday (4 Nov 2006) night. Jeff was unable to bring his costume and was going to perform in street clothes – until Q had an insane idea. We went to the CVS store across the street from the Cedar Lee and bought shiny green Christmas wrapping paper, cellophane tape, and a red Sharpie marker. Working quickly, without even a picture of the actual costume for reference, we followed Q's lead and got Jeff suited up as Cosmo in about ten minutes.


For reference, here is Cosmo McKinley from the Shock Treatment DVD. Note that Q got almost all of the details correct – she just did them all backwards.


First the legs. People wandered over out of curiosity to see what Q was doing, and were drafted to help.


Naturally, the person playing the Wardrobe Mistress (Kimmy Woodworth) had to be involved…


After the pants were done, the top was next. First the sleeves, then the torso. Details were done last.


This picture was taken during the song "Shock Treatment". Over halfway through the film, after a couple of dance numbers, the costume was beginning to disintegrate. We were actually surprised that it survived "Looking At An Ace."

Credit: I took the Shock Treatment DVD screencaps from the shock_daily community; they were posted there by liquiddatura.

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[User Picture]From: truver
2006-11-06 03:00 pm (UTC)
That's one of the most creative costume "saves" I've seen!

Looks like it was a great fun show. Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 03:13 pm (UTC)
When it comes to costumes, it's amazing what Q can do in a short time with very little.

I would have identified more people by name, except that I can't remember all of them (and I don't know where/if there's a cast list online) and I haven't made little guys () for all of the characters yet.
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[User Picture]From: 2mermaids
2006-11-07 02:43 am (UTC)
So she makes your costumes. Where did she learn to sew?

Great pictures, great costumes!! I am impressed.:O))
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[User Picture]From: hat_madigan
2006-11-07 04:03 am (UTC)
I learned to sew in Home Ec class, actually. I'm pleased that I went to school before the PC demons removed all traces of useful information from the curriculum. As far as making costumes though, I learned that out of need when I started doing Rocky and had to make my own, and occasionally other peoples.
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[User Picture]From: 2mermaids
2006-11-08 01:45 am (UTC)
You must of had a good teacher. I took the same class, however, my teacher was lousy.(sigh)
I got poison oak during finals and she wouldn't let me touch anything, and I got a D, in Home Ec!!
How embarrassing.(shrug)
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[User Picture]From: forkintheroad
2006-11-07 04:20 am (UTC)
I bow down to Q's awesomeness.
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[User Picture]From: little_riff
2006-11-07 05:48 am (UTC)
Q was the inspiration for MacGuyver
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[User Picture]From: midnightmadness
2006-11-06 03:01 pm (UTC)
That's friggen awesome. A far better Irwin than I would have done, and Q's guerilla costume making skillz are to be commended. Mmmmmmmm Shock Treatment guerilla costume...
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 03:10 pm (UTC)
A far better Irwin than I would have done

Yeah, but you wouldn't have had to listen to everyone saying "OMG you look like Sal Piro!"
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[User Picture]From: midnightmadness
2006-11-06 03:21 pm (UTC)

Yeah, well stuff like that is a little your fault too



;-P
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 04:00 pm (UTC)
That was in 1999. The first time someone compared me to Sal (that I recall) was in 1995.
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[User Picture]From: queenazura
2006-11-06 04:01 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! Is that the 13-year-old baby Magenta who was at our con?
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 05:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know.
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From: redwillowkitty
2006-11-06 06:44 pm (UTC)

What a weekend!

Hey you didn't say all the hard work I spent cutting out da buttons! That's prime stuff! LOL and Yes Rebecca that is the baby Magenta from your con :) This was a very challenging show indeed and I think Jeffie made the entire show...I couldn't stop laughing during LBD as he made up his own lyrics and was walking toward me...crinkle crinkle crinkle noise LOL.
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 07:39 pm (UTC)

Re: What a weekend!

Hey you didn't say all the hard work I spent cutting out da buttons!

That must have been while I was distracted.

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[User Picture]From: kinkygiggles
2006-11-06 08:02 pm (UTC)
Aw, sad I missed it. Ever since I moved out here to Cleveland I haven't seen a live Rocky (if you don't count Case's).
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[User Picture]From: kinkygiggles
2006-11-06 08:02 pm (UTC)
That should have read "Rocky and/or Shock Treatment."
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 11:27 pm (UTC)
You're out of luck for Shocky, but they do Rocky at the Cedar Lee once a month.

Check them out on the first Saturday of December.
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[User Picture]From: richteaboy
2006-11-06 11:28 pm (UTC)
www.simplyhisservants.com

Been at the same theatre almost twenty years.
First Saturday of every month.
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[User Picture]From: cjfringe
2006-11-06 11:30 pm (UTC)
Most awesome ghetto costume ever (except for my gnome last year).
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[User Picture]From: bellelvsbeast
2006-11-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats! It looks like an awesome show! What an awesome last minute costume! :)
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[User Picture]From: richteaboy
2006-11-06 11:50 pm (UTC)
This may seem like a silly question, but did any of the pics you took of the actual SHOWS come out? I'd love to see some of those. I guess I'm the only one who didn't see the humor in the wrapping paper costume. Sorry to pee on the fire, but if I'd have known that was gonna happen there was someone else who had a costume that I could have cast that night.
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-06 11:59 pm (UTC)
This may seem like a silly question, but did any of the pics you took of the actual SHOWS come out?

I didn't really take many show pictures because (1) the rules, which you personally made sure I listened to, forbade cameras in the theater (although that rule seemed to fall by the wayside last weekend), (2) in order to get up front to take good pictures, I would have risked getting in peoples' way and spoiling the actual performance, and (3) I spent most of the Saturday Shocky watching Richard.

Sorry to pee on the fire, but if I'd have known that was gonna happen

We didn't know it was going to happen until it happened. Last minute improv.

Jeff does have a Cosmo costume somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: richteaboy
2006-11-07 12:11 am (UTC)
Duh.............what?

We let Q set up a tripod for taking pics all night Saturday and I think someone even gave her a card for it? None of those came out? Bummer..

Once again, I apologize that our management didn't want you talking and signing autographs during the rules. There are very few rules at our show that they are really strict about (you can tell that just by seeing how many cameras were allowed.) My manager was standing in the back motioning for me to get you guys to listen to the rules. It was nothing personal and it wasn't my decision. I am very very sorry.
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 12:24 am (UTC)
We let Q set up a tripod for taking pics all night Saturday and I think someone even gave her a card for it? None of those came out? Bummer..

She took mostly movie files, not individual photos. (She said that you wanted to put a clip or two on YouTube.) I haven't gone through all of those yet, and I'm not sure if Q has. Anyway, the title of this post is "First Pictures!" because there will be more.

Once again, I apologize that our management didn't want you talking and signing autographs during the rules.

In my theater, we always talk during the rules (callbacks, like the "Sal Piro's penis" cracks we were making at you), which doesn't stop people from hearing them. As for the circulation of "Creatures of the Night 2" and the requests to autograph it, neither of those were my idea.

It was nothing personal and it wasn't my decision. I am very very sorry.

No problem. I was amused, not offended.

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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 12:27 am (UTC)
We let Q set up a tripod for taking pics all night Saturday and I think someone even gave her a card for it?

To further clarify: Q and I each had a camera with us, and a total of three memory cards. All of the above photos (except for me as Irwin) were from my camera and my memory card.
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[User Picture]From: hat_madigan
2006-11-07 01:31 am (UTC)
We let Q set up a tripod for taking pics all night Saturday and I think someone even gave her a card for it? None of those came out? Bummer..

You told me you wanted movie clips for YouTube. If you wanted just pictures, I wouldn't have needed a card for the camera- the one I had in there previously would have been more than sufficient. I haven't had the chance yet to drudge through all of the clips- we got in about 10pm last night and both had to work today- but I will do my best to put something up there. And I'll even try to keep it wrapping-paper free, since it irks you so.

Once again, I apologize that our management didn't want you talking and signing autographs during the rules.

Aw, but how else are we supposed to feed our all-consuming egos? I thought it was cute that two people in the book (cosmo and nathan had not yet sat down) were right in front of the people who got the book. They insisted on the autographing, which made it just that much funnier. We didn't notice you'd moved on to the rules. When you told us to shut up, we did. (well, at least for the RULES.) No big thing.

There are very few rules at our show that they are really strict about (you can tell that just by seeing how many cameras were allowed.)

I'll take the blame on this one- I didn't take my camera for the first night, and instructed A not to take any pics except for backstage and after the show, because I remembered the picture thing being far crazier. Having to assure everyone that we wouldn't be getting the screen in any of the shots, getting special permission, etc. And since it's still in the rules, well- one would expect it was still the same. A not taking pics is my fault.

My manager was standing in the back motioning for me to get you guys to listen to the rules. It was nothing personal and it wasn't my decision.

I assure you, neither of us cried ourselves to sleep over the way we were treated.
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[User Picture]From: hat_madigan
2006-11-07 01:47 am (UTC)
I didn't take my camera for the first night, and instructed A not to take any pics except for backstage and after the show, because I remembered the picture thing being far crazier.

Consider that because of this I don't even have any pictures of me actually performing Bert, which I really would have liked to have seen. Except for my hat falling off. *grumble* Ya know, it looks like you have way more time to get dressed for FF than you really do.
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[User Picture]From: richteaboy
2006-11-07 02:45 am (UTC)
With all that was going on, I didn't know you were shooting clips. I though you were just taking pics.

But now that I know you were doing video, that makes me very happy 'cause that's what I was hoping for. Pics don't do as much for me as seeing actual footage.

Thanks again to both of you for all your work. The only thing that I regret is not getting to spend more time. It would have been really cool if we could have had a cast round of A2A.

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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 11:49 am (UTC)
This is a screen grab from one of the movie clips:

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[User Picture]From: hat_madigan
2006-11-07 04:07 am (UTC)
Jeff does have a Cosmo costume somewhere.

But he only gets to visit it every other weekend. He has custody of the Rocky stuff. ;)
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[User Picture]From: forkintheroad
2006-11-07 04:26 am (UTC)
He, he. But really what happened with the costume? was he thrown into it at the last minute? At least you didn't try to make him a bald head out of a christmas ball. :)
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 09:18 am (UTC)
They did have razors at CVS, so we could have shaved Jeffie's head for him...
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[User Picture]From: forkintheroad
2006-11-07 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yikes! That's a scary thought!
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[User Picture]From: krausemouse
2006-11-07 04:51 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's fantastic. LOL. I love the Jeff. For fellow Jeff fans... come see him this Saturday night in Delaware (with Formal Dress Optional) as Frank! ;)

(See ya there.)

~Steph~
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 05:16 pm (UTC)
He's also in my second batch of photos as Brad... wearing my old cummerbund that he's never returned to me! (Not that I mind too much, since I haven't played Brad in a long time and don't plan to any time soon.)
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[User Picture]From: ruthfw
2006-11-07 07:43 pm (UTC)

Shocky

I had hoped to make this show, but wasn't able to. It looks like quite the event, and the performers list is impressive. Good to see Jessica back in the saddle again.

Nice to see a Lappsey costume. He usually gets pretty short shrift, and as always I love your attention to details (the logo on the key ring even? My!).

Wrapping paper. Have to admit, that wouldn't have occurred to me. Impressive, though I can understand Kevin's concerns.
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 08:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Shocky

Nice to see a Lappsey costume. He usually gets pretty short shrift, and as always I love your attention to details (the logo on the key ring even? My!).

I was going to do the logo, but Q beat me to it. She's responsible for most of the Lapsey costume (which is only fair, since she was wearing my Bert Shnick costume). If I do him again, and have more time to prepare (between moving, and all the work we had to do for our own cast's Halloween, the Lapsey costume was assembled in just a few days), I'd like to have matching pants to go with the jacket.

Wrapping paper. Have to admit, that wouldn't have occurred to me. Impressive,

Given the attention to details (even if they were reversed), it was actually more screen-accurate than a number of other costumes.

though I can understand Kevin's concerns.

It was a last-minute emergency measure; it's not like Jeff and Q had planned to do it that way. I certainly had to admire the ingenuity, and the way other people (who normally are busy with their own concerns before a show) jumped in to help. I played a small part in selecting the materials, but decided to grab my camera and document the process rather than assist (since there were plenty of helping hands there).

Y'know, it just occurred to me that this would be a great RockyCon challenge, sort of a costumer's version of "The Iron Chef" – given a limited amount of time, materials, and/or budget, see who can assemble the best emergency costume. (People wouldn't even be told until they arrived at the Con which character they would need to create a costume for.) The results would certainly be more interesting to watch than a whole line of almost-identical screen-accurate Columbiae lining up for the judges to look for minute differences …

I can already think of several people whom I'd like to see compete in such a challenge!

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From: janetmajors
2006-11-08 05:30 am (UTC)

Re: Shocky

I was thinking the same thing about a challenge on Saturday. That would definitely spice things up.
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[User Picture]From: hat_madigan
2006-11-07 10:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Shocky


Wrapping paper. Have to admit, that wouldn't have occurred to me. Impressive, though I can understand Kevin's concerns.


First off, thanks.... as far as Kevin's concerns- he was backstage several times while we did it. He also knew there was someone in the audience with a real costume, as such. He really should have said SOMETHING if it bothered him that much. I think it would have made more sense that way than complaining about it after the fact. Hell, I would have paid for Jeffy's ticket if he wasn't performing- I'd expected to pay until a guest pass was thrust at me and I was told to be a bit- (Only movie I can think of where a bit player is actually a BIT player.... anyway...)so we'd anticipated the expense.

But I'd been there the night before and seen several less than close to accurate costumes (which there's nothing wrong with, if everyone was Sue Blane.... well- it'd be pretty, but there'd be no reason to be good at costumes.) and Kevin told me on the phone he was not worried about accuracy in costumes, he just wanted people to come and have fun. To me, that is funny. It wouldn't be the first time Kevin disagreed with me on the humourous content of something, and it certainly won't be the last. I just wish he'd have said something about it THEN..like, before anyone went on stage.

Then again, Kevin is the only guy I know who could walk down a lane of gumdrop trees beside the diet Snapple waterfall and cotton candy clouds with all the master tapes to all the TRHS stage shows in his hands.... and still manage to find a pebble in his shoe.

Getting Shocky to the Cedar Lee is one FUCK of an achievement. I never thought I would see it. He should be patting himself on the back for doing something I would have bet my life was impossible instead of letting himself get upset over something stupid. And I'm sure it's not the only thing that annoyed him about the weekend- he was annoyed when we saw him before the show too. I just wish he'd go easier on himself and give himself the credit he's due.

*shrugs* Anyway. I'm late for work.
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From: janetmajors
2006-11-08 04:25 am (UTC)

Re: Shocky

Agreed...hmm:

>First off, thanks.... as far as Kevin's concerns- he was >backstage several times while we did it. He also knew there was >someone in the audience with a real costume, as such. He really >should have said SOMETHING if it bothered him that much.

Sounds familiar. ;) As picky as I am about some costumes, I still thought Jeff's was a hilarious and an ingenious idea to be carried out at the last minute.
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-07 10:21 pm (UTC)

BTW

Good to see Jessica back in the saddle again.

It's actually the second time I've seen her in less than a month; she was in a special RHPS showing that Jeff cast in Baltimore a couple of weeks before Halloween.
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From: redwillowkitty
2006-11-12 02:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Shocky

I never left just been in maryland ;) Maybe one day I'll come to a convention again who knows. I have a better taste again for Rocky. Unfortunately I've only been a handful of times this year(6 I think). hugs :)
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[User Picture]From: allah_sulu
2006-11-12 07:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Shocky

We don't get to that many shows, either - but Cons are another matter. You have to go to at least one a year.
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From: redwillowkitty
2006-11-13 02:12 am (UTC)

Re: Shocky

Yea I know I know. I will again some time. :) Just might not be for a year so. We'll see. I don't even know what conventions are happening. I'm sooooo out of the fishnet loop hehe. :P
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[User Picture]From: rhpslips2
2006-11-08 06:58 pm (UTC)
Actually, I was going to go back to the theater and ask if Nathan was available to perform since I didn't have a costume. From what I understood he was only asked to play on Friday and wasn't even going to be there for Saturday. I would have been more than happy to have someone else play. However, as soon as Q came up with the idea of the wrapping paper costume, I was excited to perform. I said, 'if you make it, I'll wear it' Lo and behold she did it and I loved it. I had SO much fun performing. My costume was the shite!!

I understand the concerns and I'm sorry for the lack of a real costume.
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[User Picture]From: hat_madigan
2006-11-08 07:02 pm (UTC)
It was still fun to hang out with ya for a bit.... we never get to see you anymore, mister. *smooches*
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From: redwillowkitty
2006-11-12 02:47 pm (UTC)

LOL

LOL I use the word shite all the time! It's my absolute favorite curse word ever! Sorry I had to say that. Please continue your regularly scheduled program....
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