A few thoughts on Ventriloquist Clothing

When outfitting a ventriloquist figure the clothing should in fact match the character. You certainly wouldn’t dress a bum in a pristine business suit or tux for that matter. A bum lives in the street and so the clothing should be kind of dirty and tattered.

Frank Marshall always clothed his figures in suits of the day. The two tone gabardine suits were readily available back in the 30’s to late 50’s and his figures were ” usually ” the boy style face which certainly fit the bill for the clothing.

I myself do like a figure in a more dressed outfit as compared to just a shirt and pants a sneakers. I scour the vintage shops looking for older style clothing to fill my bill.

Anyway I still go by the adage that the clothing makes the man or “figure”.



Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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