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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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[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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