Dressing Baroness Bomburst: Simple Costume Plot & Costume #1

Baroness Bomburst is a great character to costume.  There are few preconceived standards (Belle she is not), and there are so many ways to play her that the possibilities are wide open.  My instructions were red and black (with possibly some gray) and OVER-THE-TOP . . . think “Capitol City”.  Since Vulgaria is an imaginary…

The Baron Bomburst Jacket/Pirate Jacket/Prince Jacket: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

One of my last projects was the formal jacket for Baron Bomburst (I’m going out-of-order . . I got tired of writing about Fun Fair costumes).  My instructions were that it should be over-the-top and made in red & black, and it could have some gray, but no white.  While my jacket works well for…

Turn-of-the-century (ish) women’s costume (1980’s upcycle): Blue Peplum Suit

Now that I bit the bullet and finished up with “High School Musical”  I will turn back to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.   This has been a different experience for me since I am trying to create costumes for someone elses show without direct access to the other costumes, the cast, the set, or the “vision”…