Getting the right outfit on a figure is always challenging. I go through all the discount racks in the major clothing stores to find outfits as well as the Salvation Army and Morgan Memorial. I buy children’s cloths in size 2T through 5T because that is the size of most ventriloquist figures that are used.
But what do you do if you get home and the pants are a bit too big both waist and length. If the body on your figure is wooden you can always staple the pants so the front looks fine and the overage of cloth is stapled inside. You can shorten the pant length by rolling them up inside and ironing them then use cloth tape or sew to keep them up. I have done this many times and it works great.
If the sleeves on a shirt are too long I use rubber bands and fold up at the arm pit and rubber band or at the elbow and rubber band to keep the wrist looking correct. If a suit coat or sweater is used you can even cut the lower portion of the sleeve off, remove the desired length of un needed sleeve and use the rubber band to again hold the cuff and portion of sleeve in place. This is hidden by the sweater or jacket.
Just a couple simple tips.
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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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