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Costumes. Costume Designer/ Crew head. The person who creates what the actors are going to wear for a particular theatrical production. Costume Designer/ Crew head. Tells stories about characters and uses what people wear to help tell their story You get a sense of

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Costumes


Costume Designer/ Crew head

The person who creates what the actors are going to wear for a particular theatrical production.


Costume Designer/ Crew head

  • Tells stories about characters and uses what people wear to help tell their story

  • You get a sense of

    • who they are (characters)

    • where they come from,

    • what they’re doing and

    • what they’re going to do next.


Costumes help to show#1

A Character's Age

Can tell us how old a character is or how old they want you to think they are


Costumes help to show#2

Gender

Can tell us whether the character is male or female and will wear things that emphasizes the fact


Costumes help to show#3

Time Period

Can tell us when we are in time going back to the prehistoric time to the present


Costumes help to show#4

Social Status

Can show us how much money a person makes or what their rank in society is.


Costumes help to show a #5 character’s

Personality

AND

MOOD

Can tell us how their character’s general behavior is


Costume Designer

  • Is Responsible for

    • Hiring the costume crew

    • Building (making) costumes

    • Buying costumes and accessories

      • Retail stores

      • Vintage stores

    • Cleaning costumes


Wicked- Susan Hilferty

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9yp-gP6RZU&NR=1&feature=fvwp


Words of Susan Hilferty

  • Creating a world/ culture

  • You have to think about the structure of the pieces- 8 shows a week

  • Collaborating or connecting with the set designer

  • Take chances- How far can you go? Embrace your mistakes

  • Riffing- to alter or create clothing in an imaginative manner


Sweeney Todd- Collen Atwood

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcEXl1OfyzU&feature=relmfu


Words of Colleen Atwood

  • Costumes help the actors become the characters

  • Don’t be afraid to teach yourself

  • Get inspired by thrift store clothing


Trojan War- Kristina Miller

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7PMvBrm9WE&feature=related

  • Day in the Life of MFA Costume Designer Kristina Miller (MSU)


Words of Kristina Miller

  • Decide your color palette

  • Find fabrics

  • Do a “Mock-up” (using muslin)

    • a sample of the costume for the actor to try on for fittings and overall look

  • Create the Final Design with the real fabric


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