Props and costumes

I am always on the look out for fun costumes, props, ideas.  One goofy idea was to dress Toby as a construction worker…think Village People??  I was walking (limping) down a row in Home Depot and came across this hard hat and cone. The hardest part of this shoot was getting the hat on his head.  The inside of a hard hat in no way shape or form matches the outside shape of a dog’s head. The dog paws on the hat and cone are just “shapes” in Photoshop.  Select the “shape tool” then select the shape you want which is found in the toolbar that pops up when the shape tool is selected.

Second hand shops, closets, attics, garage, kitchen all are great sources, but I’ve found that the best place for props is Target.  At the entrance of Target there are several rows of seasonal items…all priced from $1.00 to $2.50.  Many of the items such as witch hats, small scarves, santa hats are all sized for kids and baby heads and are ideal for dogs. Other items such as decorative papers, candles, pencils….items school kids love are also available.  I found this wonderful little mail box and bandanna and used them for a Valentine’s Day photo shoot.

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9 Responses to Props and costumes

  1. Aggy says:

    That kind of thikinng shows you’re on top of your game

  2. Pangeran says:

    Thanks lauadrie for sharading your space of magic.…I’ts amazing!I’m a mtheor of two beauadtiadful butadteradflies and now that they’re teenagers I’m back to my busiadness of Phoadtogadraadphy (they are so excited about that). You stir me to my bones with your artiadcle about Baladancading busiadness and Famadily. I never heard of someadbody that feel the same way I felt years ago, because most of my coworkaders (here in Puerto Rico)where men and the ladies were sinadgle. I was so overadwhelmed with the girls, the house, water polo practices,husband, school and busiadness that I get another job and put my busiadness and my phoadtogadraadphy behind. Thanks for the advice, I appreadciadate all that you share, you’re wonderful…God bless you, you’re famadily and business.

  3. I just left my marriage out of boredom. After a few month of being “out there” I dont know whats worse being bored or going from person trying to find your next person who will eventually bore you too. How can you have the best of both worlds whether its marriage or otherwise? How do I get my emotions off a sliding scale depending on what is happening with the person Im involved with?

  4. Was totally stuck until I read this, now back up and running.

  5. If not for your writing this topic could be very convoluted and oblique.

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