Bombie Samba, Chorus Dress #1: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

This Production is using five couples in addition to the Baron and Baroness for the Bombie Samba routine.  I believe the guys are wearing black tux outfits.   My instructions were to continue the red/black theme, and to give the girls hi-low skirts to accommodate the choreography. I opted to dress all the chorus dancers in…

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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…