Sock odours? Use alcohol, say thespians

Published: 01st May 2009

Sock odours? Use alcohol, say thespians
Dodgy smells are a major problem in the theatre circuit, yet one method is regularly used which is able to get the whiffs out of socks, tights and other popular outfit parts.

According to, vodka is regularly mixed with water and then sprayed onto the offending articles of footwear and other costumes, removing the previously offensive odours.

This alcoholic treat is not the only one used on stage, with the substance also applied under microphone tape on the face to prevent it from falling off mid-speech.

If, however, clothes such as socks actually need to look dirty and smelly, baby powder is liberally applied to give the essence of grubbiness.

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