T-Room has now acquired three of Georgina Hale's (Tabatha Bag's)
costumes. These costumes were sold originally along with the residue
of the wardrobe department for Thames Television to a certain Mary
Hill, who was a makeup artist with Thames until it became part of
Fremantle Media. She could not accommodate all of the costumes,
and so she sold some off.
stumbled across a website for a fancy dress shop (called As
if by Magic) when searching for T-Bag information
on the Net, just to keep up with what was available to see if I
could offer anything different. When I saw the original red dress
from "Pearls of Wisdom"/"Rings of Olympus",
I emailed the establishment directly to ask whether they were willing
to hire or sell the costumes to me. They wrote back saying that
they would be willing to sell, although I would have to wait for
the red dress as it was on tour with a troupe of young actors for
around three months. I agreed and travelled to the shop to get the
nightie. It is now safely stored in a large box containing both
silica gel to ward off damage from damp and also moth balls to keep
the bugs out. The red dress and Carmen dress are in separate boxes,
again with moth balls. Here they will stay, in suspended animation,
retired and preserved for the years to come, or until T-Bag is elevated
to its deserved cult status and the costumes are required for exhibitions,
or if T-Bag conferences are held and Georgina Hale feels the need
to get into character once more. It's nice to dream!
have also been given the jacket from Elizabeth's Estensen's Merry
Pippins costume by Raymond Childe, the costume designer for all
but one of the T-Bag series. I am extremely grateful to him for
parting with it.
have also had my own foray into costume making and replicated Tallulah
Bag's Red Velvet dress.
one of the main reasons that I bought the costumes was for your
enjoyment, so in order to appreciate the full glory and intricacy
of them, click on an image below. Alternatively, if you want to
see images of the key T-Bag costumes, click here.