Turkey plumage works fine for a theatre special effect.
As props master for a local theatre, I had to find suitable feathers for a special effect. At the end of the last scene, the script says "Feathers fall like rain". We already had an above-stage mechanism, sort of a conveyor belt, that could drop the feathers a bit at a time. But what to use for feathers? Down is expensive and probably overkill. The contents of an old feather pillow were not at all appealing. Lamplight Feathers' turkey plumage feathers worked perfectly. One pound seems to be the right amount. (We have six performances, and are salvaging what we can after each performance.)
Posted by Jim Scott on Jul 21st 2017