Moving on to another costume change from this set. As mentioned in the title, for these I donned a magenta wig and a Mardi Gras-style mask I picked up at the grocery store. I didn’t do many with these, because I had the mask strapped on underneath the wig, and I didn’t have my glasses on under the mask so I couldn’t see (couldn’t put them on over the mask obviously). Not seeing when posing is not a problem, but trying to set up the shots and check the camera’s framing and all that was impossible, so I just had to jump around and hope for the best. Also, the wig plus the mask plus all that fabric got annoying pretty quickly. Jumping around in a mask is generally a bitch anyway, quite honestly.
One thing that has always bothered me about this wig is that the color gets oversaturated in my shots, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to correct this. I have a few very bright wigs which give me this problem. I think it’s most evident in this next shot, although probably no one else will notice that the color of the hair is “off” somehow.
There’s a secret to this shot, but I’m not going to tell what it is yet. See if you notice anything amiss:
Now, I’ll show you the original. First of all, you can see how much less editing I did to these shots than I usually do – I credit the new backdrop for a lot of that. Aside from some color adjustments and sharpening, I didn’t change all that much. But the main thing I wanted to point out, just for the hell of it, is that I screwed up and forgot to drop the remote after I hit it:
I tried to just erase the remote but it made my hand look all wonky, so I attempted something I normally wouldn’t do – I took my hand from another shot and layered it over the original one holding the remote. I don’t think I did the best job of this in the world, but if I hadn’t told you, you probably wouldn’t have noticed. Scroll up to the final shot and see how noticeable it is now that I let the cat out of the bag (or…the hand out of the glove? You get the idea).