COSTUME DESIGN
BUS STOP
Caitlin Campbell
THEA 1331
Group 19
SETTING
• Bus Stop takes place in a rural Kansas
diner west of Kansas City in early
March of 1955.
• The diner serves as a...
THEMES
• Relationships
• Love vs. lust
• loneliness
CHARACTERS
• Grace Hoylard – the owner of the diner
• Elma Duckworth – a high school aged waitress
• Will Masters – local ...
GRACE HOYLARD
• Blue and white diner uniform
• White apron
• Nude pantyhose
• Black framed glasses

• Black flat shoes
• B...
ELMA DUCKWORTH
• Blue and white uniform
• White apron
• Black work shoes
• Dainty silver watch

• Small stud earrings
• Po...
WILL MASTERS
• Dark grey button down uniform shirt
• Black uniform pants
• Black tie
• Black shoes

• Black belt
• Sheriff...
DR. GERALD LYMAN
• Standard black suit
• White button down shirt
• Colorful tie
• Thin framed glasses
• Black shoes
• Blac...
CHERIE
• Red short, slip-type dress with corset
top
• Gold shawl
• Platinum blond hair

• Vibrant makeup
• Long gold chain...
BO DECKER
• Dark jeans
• Plaid, long sleeve button down shirt
with pearl snaps
• Brown belt with gold buckle

• Brown cowb...
VIRGIL BLESSING
• Black jeans
• Solid color, long sleeve button down
shirt with pearl snaps
• Tan overcoat with wool linin...
CARL
• White button down shirt
• Black tie
• Navy blue uniform pants and jacket
• Black hat

• Black belt
• Black dress sh...
The wardrobe was chosen to reflect
the original 1950’s era production.
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Bus stop costume design

  1. 1. COSTUME DESIGN BUS STOP Caitlin Campbell THEA 1331 Group 19
  2. 2. SETTING • Bus Stop takes place in a rural Kansas diner west of Kansas City in early March of 1955. • The diner serves as a rest stop for bus passengers. • A freak snowstorm is falling rampantly outside.
  3. 3. THEMES • Relationships • Love vs. lust • loneliness
  4. 4. CHARACTERS • Grace Hoylard – the owner of the diner • Elma Duckworth – a high school aged waitress • Will Masters – local sheriff • Dr. Gerald Lyman – college philosophy professor • Cherie – aspiring nightclub singer • Bo Decker – a brash young cowboy • Virgil Blessing – older, wiser cowboy; Bo’s father figure • Carl – bus driver
  5. 5. GRACE HOYLARD • Blue and white diner uniform • White apron • Nude pantyhose • Black framed glasses • Black flat shoes • Black oversized cardigan
  6. 6. ELMA DUCKWORTH • Blue and white uniform • White apron • Black work shoes • Dainty silver watch • Small stud earrings • Ponytail • school sweater
  7. 7. WILL MASTERS • Dark grey button down uniform shirt • Black uniform pants • Black tie • Black shoes • Black belt • Sheriff’s badge • Sheriff’s hat • Heavy black uniform coat
  8. 8. DR. GERALD LYMAN • Standard black suit • White button down shirt • Colorful tie • Thin framed glasses • Black shoes • Black belt • Black fedora • Grey overcoat • Black briefcase
  9. 9. CHERIE • Red short, slip-type dress with corset top • Gold shawl • Platinum blond hair • Vibrant makeup • Long gold chains • Multiple rings • Gold bangles
  10. 10. BO DECKER • Dark jeans • Plaid, long sleeve button down shirt with pearl snaps • Brown belt with gold buckle • Brown cowboy boots • Straw cowboy hat • Heavy brown coat with wool lining
  11. 11. VIRGIL BLESSING • Black jeans • Solid color, long sleeve button down shirt with pearl snaps • Tan overcoat with wool lining • Grey cowboy boots • Black belt, silver buckle • Black cowboy hat
  12. 12. CARL • White button down shirt • Black tie • Navy blue uniform pants and jacket • Black hat • Black belt • Black dress shoes
  13. 13. The wardrobe was chosen to reflect the original 1950’s era production.

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