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Costume design

  1. 1. How to design a Costume
  2. 2. <ul><li>Costumes </li></ul><ul><li>can go from absolutely stunning to simple and effective </li></ul>
  3. 3. THINGS TO REMEMBER !!! <ul><li>Time period </li></ul><ul><li>Theme/Message </li></ul><ul><li>Colour in relation to the sets and lights </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort and durability </li></ul><ul><li>The whole outfit </li></ul>
  4. 4. TIME PERIOD <ul><li>If the Director wants a TRUE to LIFE costume, you will need to </li></ul><ul><li>research the style </li></ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul><ul><li>Try to get photos or pictures of how people dressed in that time </li></ul><ul><li>Even Jewellery, watches and shoes!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sketching
  6. 6. Designing <ul><li>A Costume Designer sketches out designs that include: </li></ul><ul><li>Character ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Hats – which can sometimes be a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Footwear </li></ul><ul><li>Props – handbags, pipes etc </li></ul>
  7. 7. Historical - Roman
  8. 8. Egyptian
  9. 9. Medieval
  10. 10. Everyman – Goods Deeds
  11. 11. Everyman -
  12. 12. Knowledge Everyman
  13. 14. Costumes and Lighting <ul><li>You need to bear in mind the effect lights have on a costume </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent under lights </li></ul><ul><li>Light colours disappear </li></ul><ul><li>Changing the colour of the costume </li></ul>
  14. 15. 1900’s
  15. 19. Sets and Costumes <ul><li>A Costume Designer needs to be careful of getting the right balance </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t want the costumes to </li></ul><ul><li>Clash with the set colours </li></ul><ul><li>Blend in too much </li></ul><ul><li>The costumes can be symbolic or linked with the theme </li></ul>
  16. 23. Wizards
  17. 24. Make believe
  18. 25. The Hobbit
  19. 26. The Hobbit
  20. 27. Design Ideas <ul><li>Include </li></ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul><ul><li>Swatches of material </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation of ideas </li></ul>
  21. 28. Henry VIII
  22. 29. 1920’s
  23. 30. Mother Goose
  24. 31. Napoleon
  25. 32. The Snow Goose
  26. 33. Animals <ul><li>When creating animal costumes you must ensure </li></ul><ul><li>You are truthful to the animal </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>links with make up </li></ul>
  27. 34. Cats <ul><li>In the creation of Cat costumes, </li></ul><ul><li>The designer allowed for </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Links with cats colours </li></ul><ul><li>Link with make up </li></ul>
  28. 37. The Lion King <ul><li>The costumes in “The Lion King” are created using </li></ul><ul><li>Masks </li></ul><ul><li>Stilts </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of the body </li></ul><ul><li>Black outfits and puppets </li></ul>
  29. 38. Notice the leopard!
  30. 39. The giraffes are created by dancers on stilts
  31. 40. The dancers become the animals using puppets
  32. 41. The Lion Masks create the illusion of height and movement while still allowing performers the opportunity to project his voice
  33. 43. The parrot is a puppet controlled by an actor in a Black outfit
  34. 44. Design to Costume <ul><li>It is always good to take photos of the finished product. </li></ul>
  35. 45. Paper design Actual Costume
  36. 48. The Design <ul><li>Should include: </li></ul><ul><li>A page of research of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Swatches of material with annotation </li></ul><ul><li>A rough design </li></ul><ul><li>Final design with annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  37. 49. Actual Costumes
  38. 50. Dragon
  39. 51. Blood Brothers
  40. 52. The mother
  41. 53. Camelot
  42. 54. Joesph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat
  43. 55. Les Miserable
  44. 66. Starlight Express
  45. 69. Finally The costume design is up to your imagination

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