If you've been watching "America's Got Talent" you've seen some great acts (including two or more great ventriloquists!) and some that just bring a smile to your face. But I've also noticed some beautiful costuming! Wow! Any tips on where to get a professional style outfit? My problem is that in California it might be 105 outside and I have to dress comfy. My "costume" for half the year is a t-shirt from The Mountian company. Great choices!
The best part of my act is definitely the Axtell puppets. No matter what I do they always comment on the bear. I have been to conventions where people compete and I get to judge. I often notice that their puppet does not match their talent. Usually it is undersized for the person holding it. Sometimes the person is dressed very nicely and then they bring out a puppet that looks like it is very old and well used. When we consider upgrading our costumes we may want to upgrade our puppet as well. I've told people who have used the same puppet for 30 years that it's time to get a new and improved model. Some of the old wooden figures are just plain scary looking!
"Night of the Living Mouth"...
Anyway, I'd appreciate any tips on costuming. My favorite Charlie McCarthy line is, "Bergen, you are so cheap. All my shirts have holes in the back!"