Bad Girl Rizzo: Combining two dresses

Rizzo is the Bad Girl of “Grease”, who eventually shows a soft heart inside her tough exterior.  The costume plot in the back of the script “Grease:  A New 50’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Musical’, published by Samuel French, Inc., indicates that Rizzo wears “Black prom dress, black heels” (p. 80) for the Big Dance Scene.…

Navy Blue Formal Dress Upcycle

This dress was upcycled for a performance of “Phantom of the Opera”.  The cast member who wore this had a walk on, and then sat in the opera box with Raoul. I do not have pictures of the original dress . . . .but this simple upcycle consisted strictly of adding decorations to the dress.…

Simple Skirt-to-Cape Upcycle

Simple Skirt-to-Cape Upcycle Last year when our High School was doing “Beauty & the Beast” I wanted all of the Villagers to have capes in the Mob Scene . . .it just looks “better”.  After going to our local rental shop . . .and coming away with some really nice capes . . and some…

“Anna” Inspired Upcycle

This post is about an “Anna” inspired costume I created last fall.  I made this costume in about 8 hours over the course of two days.  I was lucky enough to have the base dresses & trims in my “stash”.  Most of the time came from cutting out and ironing on the dress “embroidery” designs.…