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Coming out of the woods!

This weekend is the last weekend to see Huntsville Community Chorus”s youth production of “Into the Woods”! Earlier in the spring HCCA hired me to design, and style costumes for their production. I was able to pull in UAH student Kaylie Miller to design Little Red Riding Hood, and the Witches cape. Kaylie is an intern at Fig Leaf Costumes, she is mainly a Theatre major and Business admin minor in her Senior year there.

We researched the costumes, color theory, and textures of fabrics for each character to set the visual tone of the play. Once this was done a student costumer Leah Purves, and her assistant Sharon Purves took over the costume construction part. They did a beautiful job organizing, altering, and construction costumes for the cast. It really is a beautiful show.

We were able to see the show last week. Local photographer Jeff White shot the play from head to golden toes. All show photographs below are photographed by him. enjoy the photographs, and costume sketches below, but to get the full effect, go see the show!

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Mardi Gras and more!

We have had a busy winter in the last six weeks. There was a great David Bowie tribute party over at the Lowe Mill. I made a spaceman costume to wear. it was glorious wearing a costume that covered my face. Somehow, being anonymous allows a different kind of experience at a party. I was able to observe more of what was going on, it was great! I wore my “Diaz Drag Costuming” Galactic Bodysuit underneath, so I could still be spacey when I took off my helmet. Joanna dressed as a Bowie Space dandy, and we had a great time with old and new friends. My helmet made the rounds.

After all of that excitement, I had to practice my Picasso facepaint lesson for my students at Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre. we are working on color blocking. I LOVE FPCT! If you have not signed up for a class or workshop, you should! They offer a variety of stage and technical classes in theatre production from age toddler to adult. Click Here!

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we also pulled all of the Easter Bunnies, suits, and vests from storage to clean, repair and ready for March. I definitely hopped to it this year, with a handmade fancy vest and bow tie for each one! Be sure to reserve yours before they are all booked up.

Then of course there were the Huntsville, and Decatur Mardi Gras Parades. I was only able to make it to Huntsville’s this year. It is still a baby as far as parades go. But, this year it was better, because they were allowed to throw beads. I also saw Krewes starting to express themselves beyond the “Party City” Purple, Gold, and Green theme. There were some really creative themes out there. The 1950’s gals, Cotton Candies, NYX, and more! I took some photos. Form your own Krewe next year, and come see us about a theme and costumes! Also, thanks to everyone who rented a costume from us. We appreciate you!

We are also starting to make Wizard of Oz and Emerald City costumes so, I am making OZ hats. Love that green glitter!

I also took a trip to Unclaimed Baggage for their 25% jewelry bling sale. My daughter helped me pick out loads of new costume jewelry to go with rentals at our shop. Plus we said hi to Hoggle from Labyrinth. he was super sad about Jareth the Goblin King passing away, but he showed us his bling collection, and made funny hand gestures with Mia!

Last but not least! we have NEW clown supplies in stock. Palettes, socks, and even fancy $300 Sz 12, Pink Leather, clowning boots on Sale for $100! The socks are only $5.oo a pair and come in a variety of designs and colors!

Have a great week, and see you in the shop!

Sincerely, Figgie

 

 

Santa Rentals

Just a reminder that we still have Santa suits available for rental. The schedule is getting full. Feel free to come into the shop to look at the options. we have sizes Medium through XXL in quality plush, and velvet.

The rental is $75 with a $100 deposit. The deposit is refundable and returned to you when the costume is returned.

We also have Santa and Christmas costumes and accessories. We have Mrs. Claus dresses with hats and belt, elves adult and juvenile, elf hats, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mascot, Frosty the Snowman Mascot, Elsa, Ana, Olaf, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and more. We have snow white hair color, professional Santa wig and beard sets, Disguise Sticks in white and silver, spirit gum beard adhesive, and pink for rosy cheeks!

You can call our store with questions at #256-270-7486.

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Thank you, for a great Halloween Month!

We want to thank you for the best Halloween month ever! Every person who came in was a pleasure to find a costume for. We even got to see some of you in your costumes out on the town. Also, thanks to those who posted photographs of your finished costume to our Facebook page! You are still welcome to post a pic, we would love to see how your costume turned out! We have a few photographs of our own to share! I will post them below.

We had a great television interview with David Wood! It was his last interview before moving in a different direction in his employment. He was hilarious and took lots of great shots of customers and our very own “Baroness Thirsty Von Darkness”! Click on the pic or HERE for the link!

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Matt Wake also wrote a great article for AL.com and included several photographs including this one by Omni photographer “Scott Roberts”. Click the photo for the article! Or click HERE!

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We played a whole lot of dress up, all month.

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Friday, Octobre 30th we went to OTBX for the T.A.P./OTBX meet and greet costume party. All beers on tap were $4 till close. Larry Mason and family were there, and lots of other great costumed guests. Bill Fowler and his crew did a bang up job in costumes provided by Fig Leaf Costumes! If you missed it don’t worry, we will have another one in the New Year! I have to say hanging out with my sister as an Amish brother was fun! She got more stares than laughs, but sometimes it is good to bring a little awkward to a party downtown, right? Living La Vida Local!

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Afterwards we walked around downtown a little. We saw a mermaid and her dead sailor boyfriend. We saw Lance and friends at the Voodoo lounge. He is the White Rabbit, boy was it hoppin’!

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My sister/brother had a great night judging the costume contest at Yellow Hammer brewery for Hammerween on Halloween night. somehow she ended up dancing on the bar with Jessica Rabbit later at Whiskey Bottoms! That is one liberal Amish gal!

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After such a great month we decided to close the shop on Halloween Day itself. Though I was there till 2:30 anyway helping out last-minute customers. when the last customer left, I hung the sign and hit the road with Jo and Ben for a much needed vacation in New Orleans!

Here is the road and Jo’s little bird shrine.

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New Orleans was Amazing! After having the best breakfast ever at “Cake” bakery and cafe, we shopped a few junk shops and the French Market. Then we drove to Birmingham for the Dia de los Muertas Festival. It was nice to see the little celebration I used to attend and help with over a decade ago, grow into a big beautiful thing with major Latino and Hispanic representation. There was traditional music, food, art, altars and alot of cultural blending going on. it was Beautiful! I hope Huntsville can grow theirs to be a bigger more inclusive event. It just takes time. Anyhoo here is a great Instagram photo of me by “Jamie Maloy”! For more Birmingham photos of the event go to Instagram and search #dotdbirmingham or #dotdalabama. You can also add your loved ones names to the rollcall each year. It was good and sad to hear the names of my grandmother, sister Corina Louise Dominguez, and old friend Tonya West this year. There is something beautiful too about acknowledging their lives and deaths among hundreds of others who have lost dear ones.

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We finally made it back to Huntsville. Now that we are nearly done with the laundry we have hung all of our newly purchased masks in time for the Fall, Christmas, and New year’s Masquerades! Come and get them before they are gone.

Now for a little break with Kaffeeklatsch coffee and Pizzelle’s new Klatsch Bar. Yum. We will post soon about all of the new things we are doing locally, and we thank you for supporting “GOOD” local too!

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Tutorial #1 is by Sara Loves. Although we love professional makeup artists, we like to support newbies too! Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Make sure you click LIKE if you like it!

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You can use Lumiere cremes and powders to accomplish these looks. If you seal them in with Liqui set from Ben Nye or Final Seal, they will last 12 hours or more and keep a glassy “eye” look! This makeup gals tutorial can be found at Siobahn McDonnell. It is a great look! No pun intended!

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Lastly, learn how to use our Woochie third eye prosthetic. We carry them in the shop and they are fairly easy to use. We have everything you need to apply, makeup, and seal them. I can predict that you will have an amazing Halloween with this look from Elli Macs SFX makeup. And you can use our third eye as a shortcut. Seeeee you in the shop!

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Falling for Octobre!

Octobre is finally here! Although the shop stays busy all year round, we live for Octobre! Why? Because, everyone else is finally in the mood to dress up! We love coming up with new ideas, and bringing out the classics too! Here are some ideas from the first 4 days of Halloween. Because at Fig Leaf Halloween is a month long event. Come in and take a look around, ask us questions, tell us your ideas, boogie to the Halloween music, answer our spooky telephone and have a chat with our pet chatter teeth! There is plenty to keep you busy, while we help pull together your look! We cannot wait to see you, and see what ideas are in that lovely big pink brain of yours!

Here is Joanna in our 1950’s poodle skirt, as a sock hop gal!

imageimageRita dressed as a faerie tale milk maid. Old world faerie tales are cool costumes too. We have milk maids, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, and more.image

Joanna dressed as a fortune teller.imageWe gussied up the milk maid for an Old World Festival Gal with a flower headdress. They didn’t have raves or discos back then, but they still partied, right?
image Our beautiful new hooded bodysuits are made by Tony Diaz! He made this Stellar suit for us! It is great for voluptuous gals that want to make a bold statement. We named our alien “Zanzibar the Fierce”. There are all kinds of looks available with a little flexibility, and thinking outside of the planet.image Being a mummy was so fun! I went out with Cleopatra and Professor Phanco. We went to Sam & Gregs Pizzeria for dinner. We loved meeting fellow locals and families! I was sad to call it a wrap when we had to go! I could live in that costume. image We finished up at a local spot on the square. It felt a little like my tomb back home!image

Zombie Walk!

Bring out yer dead! Seriously! Bring out your best dead look for the 2015 Annual Zombie Walk! Every Year, World Conspiracy owners Candy and Phlip host a zombie walk through downtown. You can be or see zombies from campy to realistic, and compare un-dead costume notes with other attendees. Stop by the shop  for all of your zombie prosthetics, wigs, liquid latex, and fake blood in gels, creams and pastes. We even have charcoal powder this year to make crispy burned zombie makeup. Below is a photo of last year’s walk. You can find the details for the event at World Conspiracy on FB.

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Just to get you in the mood, here are a few links to die for, when it comes to zombies! You don’t have to use the alcohol based palettes, creme and cake palettes are just as effective for an afternoon jaunt, or an evening out. Our favorite makeup artist is Made U Look by Lex. She has a great zombie bite tutorial! We can show you what makeups to use for the same effects.  Click here or below on the pic! Make sure to click like on her video, and subscribe to her page. We love her style and hope you do too!

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You can also find a makeup tutorial by Goldie Starling! This is ALL makeup, no prosthetics. We have monster and zombie wheel face-paints in the shop, as well as brushes and other powders you may need. You can see her tutorial here. Click like on her video and subscribe. We really like supporting these gals, they have wonderful tutorials available to anyone for free! And they are so talented!

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