Midsummer Night's Dream was the biggest production we've every done.
55 piece symphony
11 girl fairies
15 piece choir.
plus all the backstage people around 25.
I started on men's costumes. This is Lysander's coat and vest.
Finished! Yep, we use ugly fabric on the inside.
And his vest.
I moved on to Theseus' vest.
All the vest we make have real welt pockets. No faux crap around here.
Back of Theseus' coat.
And the front. I didn't finished this because I jumped over to the choir dresses.
All 15 of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They covered all sizes from 2-24. Each bodice had to be flat lined, serged, sewn together, fitted, then neck facings attached. That's where they are in this photo. Next.............
The skirt got a placket up the center back and was hand pleated to the bodices. Then I carefully took the dress off the dress form and sewed the skirt to the bodice. After another fitting, the hem was set and the sleeves were added. #6 hook and bars were then sewn on the back, no zippers, it's a period show.
Awaiting to be finished.
22 corsets drying after the strike.
There's a lot of production photos, which will be in the next post. I know you guys enjoy the "backstage" process.
The costumes weren't the only cool part of the production. One of our students, Erika Moore, got to design the make-up. Here are a couple of her ideas. These photos are by Genny Muncy.
Glitter make-up and flower petals.
She learned how to do airbrush make-up
In the production photo I tired to pick photos that showed more of her work. After all she won a make-up award from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. And The Boss won for costumes ( the second one this year, as she also won for Into the Woods). Yeah us!