Cinderella Waltz Petticoats

If any of you read my first post about Cinderella, you know that I REALLY wanted to re-create a high-school-budget-version of the wonderfully over-the-top ball gowns found in the Broadway version of “Cinderella”.  The magical lifts and twirling skirts weave a wonderfully fanciful image of a Fairytale land ball–something every little girl would dream of attending.  Figuring…

Upcycle: Shake, Rock ‘N Roll! Various methods to create a vintage 1950’s look dress.

 Shake, Rock ‘N Roll! Everyone in “Grease” wants to attend the big dance at Rydell High and dance in the Hand Jive Contest!  Bring on the petticoats, tulle & “Away We Go!”  This scene is BIG!  This scene has ENERGY!  This scene is HOPPIN’!  And this scene requires A LOT of costumes! The guys aren’t so…

“Beauty School Dropout” Hats

Our High School did “Grease” this Spring.  One of the big specialty scenes is “Beauty School Dropout” .  .LOVE IT!  I envisioned lots of bling . . .towering curler hats . . . . maybe even feathers! Then we had auditions . . and over 70 kids tried out.  When it was all said and…

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.…