Then I co-chaired an Arts Event at my kids school, the first ever. Students had artwork hanging in the hallways, got to show off their musical ability through performance and even their acting ability through being "wax figure artists" of famous composers or artists. My kids got to be wax figures. My son picked Leonardo da Vinci. With one day to go, we scraped together a costume from what we had around the house. A donated Jesus-like vest/robe thing became his painters smock, along with a crushed velveteen brown scarf, and a cap with a peacock feather that became his hat.
My daughter wanted to be a French artist, so we found Rosa Bonheur, a 19th century female painter who had to ask permission from the police to wear pants! She was not allowed to paint from the human body, so she painted animals, even from carcasses. She was quite a woman in her day! All in all, the event went very well, and the wax figures were my favorite part.