Making a Magic Mirror: Beauty & the Beast

The production of “Beauty and the Beast” requires two very important props that need to be begged, borrowed, rented or created:  The Magic Mirror the The Rose.  The Rose is actually negotiable–I have seen it done with projection, falling petals and just changing the roses out.  The important thing to remember with this is that…

Bloomers! So Quick! (Upcycle)

Scrub Pants to Bloomers! I went to see a production of “Cinderella” this week  .  . . the music has been running through my head, and I’ve been thinking about their costumes (while I did gardening this week . . . girl can’t ALWAYS sew!). I had promised myself I wasn’t going to go buy…

Ruffle Tuxedo Shirts: A quick fix

One of the things I enjoy the most about doing costumes for my high school shows is working with the kids.  They never cease to amaze me, and they are SO.MUCH.FUN. This year for “Grease”  I decided to dress Vince Fontaine in a zebra jacket (the original costume plot calls for a pink zebra jacket…