Well, blue actually. I'm at the planning stage of a production of Aladdin, a classic pantomime, a really fun show with lots of lighting effects and pyro. I've got most of the effects covered, but I'm looking for ideas for one thing the director has asked me to do. At one point in the show our hero, Aladdin, says to the Genie of the Ring "Well stripe me pink!" (a reference to the 1930's Alf's Button Afloat. Unfortunatelty the Genie, not being very good at magic and not understanding the phrase, stripes Aladdin blue. So for about seven seconds the star of the show has to be covered in blue stripes, and it's up to me to deliver this effect. The young lady playing the title role (principal boy is always a girl in panto, just as the older women are played by men), is not lightly built - which makes for a larger target and she has promised that she can stand still for the duration. My initial thoughts are to use a profile spot with a home made pie dish gobo (half a dozen vertical slots) sharply focussed, and a nice strong blue gel, while dimming the other lights. But I'm not convinced that the effect will be strong enough. Other thoughts have strayed to thinking about his costume and whether some material could be attached to it that will remain neutral until I shine some blue light on it. I'd really like to see if anyone else can come up with some other ideas, or suggest why these would or wouldn't work. It's panto, so realism can easily be thrown out of the window for a few seconds. As ever I'm on a tight budget, and have limited time to experiment, so I'd like to start off down a path that's close to the right one if possible. Any thoughts?