Dressing Gabriella (and Troy): High School Musical

Gabriella Montez is the leading lady in “High School Musical”, and she, in contrast to most leading ladies, wants to be a part of the chorus.  She has recently moved to a new school, and, having struggled with her identity at her old school, she just wants to sit back, get the feel of the…

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Turn-of-the-Century Inspired outfit: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I have a new project starting . . costumes for a production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.  My sister is costuming this show and was planning on renting costumes.  Unfortunately, that didn’t work out for her, so instead, it’s into the sewing room.  The show hasn’t been cast yet, but in the meantime, it seemed…

Dressing Sharpay & Ryan: High School Musical

I decided to start my blogging about “High School Musical” (HSM) with  Sharpay and Ryan, because that was where I started, and many of my other costuming decisions branched off of my vision for them–either complimentary, or in contrast.  Early on, I decided that they should dress in coordinating clothes, and that pink would be…