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.