Frank Marino’s iconic Vegas show Divas Las Vegas plays at The Linq Hotel and Casino
Marino’s all-star cast of female impersonators is much more than your average drag show.
Divas is produced by SPI Entertainment.
Illusion Projects was contracted to create new hanging feather set pieces for the show. From the designer’s sketch, the Illusion Projects design team created Cad files for the CNC machine to cut the design from sheet aluminum. The completed aluminum feathers were each almost 12 feet tall. They gave Frank the choice of a few different glitter finishes. The pink and sliver combo was the choice and the fabricators set about gluing and glittering. The finished glitter effect was then covered with a clear coat to lock it all together.
If you ever played with glitter as a kid, maybe gluing it to some paper – try to remember how much DIDN’T stick to the paper and ended up on your clothes, shoes, house etc. Now imagine that problem on this scale. The team was finding glitter on their clothes for weeks and, for over a year after, the occasional piece of pink glitter would turn up in the shop.
The feathers were hung in the showroom and nicely framed the set for the show.