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Costume Design Part of TECHNICAL THEATER
<ul><li>Did you dress up for Halloween?  </li></ul><ul><li>What did your costume look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you make...
Clothes can immediately communicate… <ul><li>Position and status </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation </l...
The Costume Designer's Objectives  <ul><li>Setting Tone and Style  </li></ul>
The Costume Designer's Objectives  <ul><li>Indicating Time and Place  </li></ul>
The Costume Designer's Objectives  <ul><li>Indicating Characterization  </li></ul>
The Costume Designer's Objectives  <ul><li>Indicating Relationships among Characters  </li></ul>
The Costume Designer's Objectives  <ul><li>Meeting Performers' Needs  </li></ul>
The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Ensuring Consistency with the Whole Production </li></ul>
Costumes should be  carefully planned… <ul><li>Study time period. </li></ul>
Costumes should be  carefully planned… <ul><li>Research: Costume books </li></ul><ul><li>Old magazines </li></ul><ul><li>E...
Costumes should be  carefully planned… <ul><li>Inspiration from art and imagination </li></ul>
Resources of the  Costume Designer <ul><li>Line (the way a costume conforms to an actor's body) </li></ul><ul><li>Color  <...
Elements of Costume Design <ul><li>Related elements </li></ul><ul><li>include: </li></ul><ul><li>Makeup </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Intro to Costume Design - Theater I

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Intro to Costume Design - Theater I

  1. 1. Costume Design Part of TECHNICAL THEATER
  2. 2. <ul><li>Did you dress up for Halloween? </li></ul><ul><li>What did your costume look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you make your costume or buy it? </li></ul><ul><li>What materials did you use? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Clothes can immediately communicate… <ul><li>Position and status </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Occasion </li></ul><ul><li>A bit about personality (is the person flamboyant? Modest? Independent? A conformist? Etc.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Setting Tone and Style </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Indicating Time and Place </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Indicating Characterization </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Indicating Relationships among Characters </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Meeting Performers' Needs </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Costume Designer's Objectives <ul><li>Ensuring Consistency with the Whole Production </li></ul>
  10. 10. Costumes should be carefully planned… <ul><li>Study time period. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Costumes should be carefully planned… <ul><li>Research: Costume books </li></ul><ul><li>Old magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul>Emily Dickinson Costume designers’ interpretations of Emily Dickinson in “The Belle of Amherst”
  12. 12. Costumes should be carefully planned… <ul><li>Inspiration from art and imagination </li></ul>
  13. 13. Resources of the Costume Designer <ul><li>Line (the way a costume conforms to an actor's body) </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Accessories </li></ul>
  14. 14. Elements of Costume Design <ul><li>Related elements </li></ul><ul><li>include: </li></ul><ul><li>Makeup </li></ul><ul><li>Hairstyles </li></ul><ul><li>Masks </li></ul>

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