Gray Dress #2: Party Gown (Fairytale)

I started the component costume project with the Gray Dress #1 post .  I wanted to explore creating different looks out of core costume pieces, largely with a goal of reducing the cost of costuming, especially if a character was envisioned to be dressed in variations on a theme of color.  This has been a fun exercise…

Concept Costume: Fairytale Ballgown

My sister is involved with a youth production of the Broadway version of “Cinderella” this spring . . . so my mind has been full of transforming dresses (although they are renting theirs), armor, wacky stepsister dresses, and of course, how to outfit a chorus in ballgowns on a budget.  I have been digging through…

Costuming “What You Want”: ‘Legally Blonde’

‘Legally Blonde’ has two BPN’s  (Big Production Numbers) as I like to all them, the “Whipped Into Shape” two-part number with Brooke Wyndham  and “What You Want” Part 2.  In the latter, Elle (and entourage) burst into Harvard as she presents her LIVE!  IN PERSON!  PERSONAL ESSAY!  complete with marching band, cheerleaders and a whole…