Category Archives: Theatre Costumes
Belle’s Gold Ballgown will be available for purchase as a custom order in March 2014 in my Etsy Store. One of the pictures, above, shows a double puffed sleeve, but the custom order is for a single puff sleeve. The dress will be available in Gold, as shown, Ivory/White with crystal trim and small sweep or train, and Classic Yellow.
These costumes were made for a local theatre production and are living a second time in another production of Beauty and the Beast.
“Can I get you anything else?”
“I’ve watched All My Children, I know how these things work.”
“Country cooking family style, served with a smile.”
Costumes based on McCalls 5673. Bubblegum cotton/lycra stretch twill. Zip front closure with decorative buttons. Black broadcloth accents. Aprons self drafted.
The set was designed and built by Kevin Cotton, husband of Anna Cotton.
Velma’s Diner is a Christmas play centered on second chances and the true meaning of Christmas.
Just a quick preview of the costumes from Midsummer Night’s Dream at Coronado.
This costume was constructed from a pajama pattern.
In order to add the wrinkles, I added 2″ length every 2″ of the pattern, then pleated it to form the folds.
Of course, doubling the length of the shirt, even with the folds, made it a little droopy in front, so I reinforced the folds so they wouldn’t sag by stitching elastic to the inside of the pleats.
I originally used cord to hold the pleats in place, but the wicked Wickersham brothers snapped the cords when they grabbed Horton in one of the scenes at dress rehearsal.
had one pathetic tail feather, or that’s what she thought. So she went to the doctor to ask for pills to make her tail grow.
The waistband on the skirt actually folds to hide the snaps for adding tail feathers to the tail. Above you can see two of the three tabs for attaching the extra tail feathers.
Below the one pathetic tail feather hides a bag containing the tail that will “grow” when Gertrude takes the pills. The ribbon on the bag is untied by a sly actor and pulled away to reveal the long tail. The long tail is secured with two snaps. Later, when Gertrude returns to the doctor to ask him to remove the tail, he is able to “pluck” the feathers by un-snapping them.