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Into the Woods Costumes (Part 1)

Step Sisters and Mother in their Dressing Gowns and Corsets

Step Sisters and Mother in their Dressing Gowns and Corsets

Rapunzel's Prince

Rapunzel’s Prince

Little Red Riding Hood in Wolf Cape

Little Red Riding Hood in Wolf Cape

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Cinderella's Prince

Cinderella’s Prince

Cinderella

Cinderella

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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in For Rent, Theatre Costumes

 

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Beauty and the Beast Belle Costumes

Belle's Ballgown shown over a 6 bone "antebellum" style hoop.

Belle’s Ballgown shown over a 6 bone “antebellum” style hoop.

 

Belle's Ballgown shown over a very full hoopless crinoline.

Belle’s Ballgown shown over a very full hoopless crinoline.

Belle's Ballgown shown over a narrow crinoline.

Belle’s Ballgown shown over a narrow crinoline.

Belle's Ballgown Detail

Belle’s Ballgown Detail

Belle's Ballgown Detail

Belle’s Ballgown Detail

Belle's Library Gown

Belle’s Library Gown

Belle's Everyday Blue Dress

Belle’s Everyday Blue Dress

 

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.

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in Fantasy Costumes, For Rent, Theatre Costumes

 

Velma’s Diner Pictures

“It’s Velma darlin’, can I show you to a stool?”
 
Velma

Velma

 

“Can I get you anything else?”

Velma's Diner

Velma's Diner

“I’ve watched All  My Children, I know how these things work.”

Velma and Nadine

Velma and Nadine

“Country cooking family style, served with a smile.”

Velma and Nadine

Velma and Nadine

 

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.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2010 in Theatre Costumes

 

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Costumes

First Fairy and Puck

First Fairy and Puck

 

Mote

Mote (or Moth)

 

Cobweb

Cobweb

 

Pease Blossom

Pease Blossom

 

Fairies

Fairies

 

Just a quick preview of the costumes from Midsummer Night’s Dream at Coronado.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2009 in Midsummer Costumes, Theatre Costumes

 

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Wrinkly Horton the Elephant

Horton the Elephant in the Jungle of Nool

Horton the Elephant in the Jungle of Nool

Horton the Elephant

Horton the Elephant

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.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2009 in Seussical Costumes, Theatre Costumes

 

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Ms. Gertrude McFuzz’s Tail

Ms. Gertrude McFuzz

Ms. Gertrude McFuzz

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.

Profile Ms. Gertrude McFuzz

Profile Ms. Gertrude McFuzz

 

Gertrude's Big Tail Feathers

Gertrude's Big Tail Feathers

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. 

Gertrude's Big Tail Before

Gertrude's Big Tail Before

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.

Gertrude with Big Tail After

Gertrude with Big Tail After

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2009 in Fantasy Costumes, Seussical Costumes, Theatre Costumes

 

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Seussical the Musical Costumes

I costume designed this show in May 2009.

On Monday look for an article about designing Gertrude McFuzz’s tail.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2009 in Fantasy Costumes, General, Seussical Costumes, Theatre Costumes

 

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