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Big Dreams

Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.

How many times have we heard this advice? And when we hear it, we all have a sort of fantasy that we never manage to share. This reminds me of the time I told my youngest child, who was four or so at the same, that she could be anything she wanted when she grew up. She declared, "I wanna be a fish!" From Extra Fabulous Comics. Link


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That's fascinating! I'd love to feature your work on the blog if you'd be interested (You can email me at alex at the name of this blog dot com), or click on my name and leave me a private message in my profile. Thank you!
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Hi,
um... this is the first time for me replying to someone at Neatorama. I caught my comment on the side of the page and read your comment, so here goes!
Before I got side-tracked with other priorities I wanted to go to Hollywood and become a professional make-up artist. Lucky for me there was enough work in my hometown to keep me busy 9 months out of every year.
I think the werewolves were the most fun to do. Layering the hair and gluing it on faces, making it facially comfortable so their faces could move naturally, etc. I got hired out a lot to do just werewolves and vampires and Frankensteins around Halloween. I made real dentures (snap on fangs) top and bottom and people loved them. The 'vampires' all wanted extra long fangs but I'd argue with them, telling them too long of a bite ratio will end up with shredded lips and goofy looking faces instead of scary ones. Some would insist on the extra long ones so I'd make a deal with them. I make them 'my way' and if they still don't like them I'll make them their way. Never had to make a second set. Now you can buy fangs in halloween shops but back in the 80's and 90's I was the only one around doing that.
Costumes? I think the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland with all 8 movable arms was pretty cool.
My kids always won halloween costume contests. They loved that.
Now you know way more than you wanted to know, right?
Thanks for asking.
sandyra
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