Purple, with wig

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.

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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.

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To me it’s just too bright, and the color looks flat.

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The hair is still too bright here, but I love what a fun shape the sheers created. In a way, it mimics the shape of the mask.

There’s a secret to this shot, but I’m not going to tell what it is yet. See if you notice anything amiss:

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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:

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The original shot.

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).

8 thoughts on “Purple, with wig

  1. Actually your layer is really a nice job…..although whats a remote or two between friends…love tall the “flowing” you have the shears doing….your fan must be on over time

    Keep up with “The color Purple”…enjoying it just fooooooo much…and the mask is a nice touch…

  2. These are all beautiful. I especially like the first one. In the third one, the backdrop and distance from the camera make the room look enormous, which is effective (that backdrop is really a winner). I never would have realized your hand was Photoshopped in to that fourth one, even after knowing what you did, it looks believable. The purple really is so satisfying. Really nice, all of these!

  3. I liked first and last (yes even with the remote). And…I did find the fault. I thought your hand looked distorted because of the fabric. and you didn’t like. I never imagined the photo shopped
    aspects. Wonderful series. Keep em coming. Ronnie

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