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Tools For Work Efficiency

Do you want to know what kind of instruments I have lined up for this week’s workload in costumes?  Safety pins, scissors, sewing needles?





Nay, my friends.  The above answers are obvious, but WRONG.  I’ll give you a run down of my artillery of tools for working efficiently as a costumer.

#1 The Backnobber 2

Regard the look of bliss on this young lady’s face.  If you live alone, or have a partner who gives poor massages, (Jeff) this will be the most important piece of equipment you own.  Get the Backnobber 2, not the 1!  The Backnobber 1 is inadequate!!!  It’s all about trigger point therapy, y’all.




#2 Dr. Scholl’s “For Her” Ball of Foot Cushion

Yes, cushion your balls!!!!  This is a dream when you’re standing on your feet for 10-16 hours a day.  Ew, what’s with the mint green nail polish?  Yech.






#3 Dr. Scholl’s One Step Corn Removers

Uh-huh, yeah that’s right!  I have corns!  You know why I have corns?!  Because I stand for 10-16 hours a day!  Take that!!!!  I ain’t ashamed!  Corns hurt, yo!!!  Bitter party of one…..











#4 Gel Pad Corn Protectors

Just when you thought it couldn’t get sexier, I just took it up a notch.









#5 Custom Orthotics

If you are a costumer or someone who stands a whole lot as part of their work experience (it’s listed on my resume under work skills – just kidding), go to a podiatrist + get custom orthotics made fo’ yo’ self.  I know a lot about pronation + supination.  Hot.




#6 “Stretching” by Bob Anderson

My myofascial release massage therapist recommended this gem to me.  Ignore the creepy, faceless, lo-fi illustration on the cover, it’s the BEST stretching book I’ve ever found.  Better than the new fancy ones with photo stretching examples.







Ok, so now you’re starting to think, “Did I get directed to the wrong blog?”.  Or, “Is this blog written by a senior citizen?”.  No!  These are tools that have become necessary for me to not have bones as brittle + dry as graham crackers, a back made out of rubber tire + feet that look like the elephant man’s face!  It’s all very glamorous, I know, I know.  You all flatter me.  Young lasses with dreams of getting into costumes, regard this post well + take it very seriously.  I miss everyone! The next time I see the light of day again, I will be as fresh as a daisy:

I promise.






5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’m afraid I have developed a rather callous attitude toward corns.

    March 6, 2012
  2. John #

    Shelli – not sure what happened with my name – can you delete and I will resubmit?

    March 6, 2012
    • hmmmmm, i’m trying to figure out how to delete???? yikes! i’m such a novice!

      March 6, 2012
  3. John #

    No worries!

    March 7, 2012
  4. kengo kenny ''papi'' nishino #

    HA HA,..the drama of it all, at time’s it’s great working in the Industry, but yep, the hours
    can get rather tedious and time staking, it’s a true drag…but i’m glad i did IT..ALL !!!!!!
    so cheers, daughter dearest, keep ur chin up high, and thank the God’s ur working and
    working a hell’uva lot, heaps of perps R unemployed without,…be thankful U R talented
    in what U do,…Good On U, and Top Shelf,…Mahalo nui loa, cheers, best, Luv, daddo

    March 13, 2012

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