“Cinderella” (Broadway Version): Dressing Ella, Part 1 (Transformation Videos)

Dressing Ella is a huge part of “Cinderella”.  One of the first decisions that needs to be made, before just about anything else, what to do about the Transforming Costumes. Broadway Cinderella has three major and one minor transformation costume–and three of those belong to Ella.  Ella transforms from her peasant outfit to her white…

Dressing “Gabrielle” Cinderella: Broadway Version

Gabrielle is the “good” Stepsister in “Cinderella” (Broadway Version).  She is much more aware of Ella and her plight, and often will make attempts at kindness to temper Madame’s cruelty.  She eventually befriends Ella and despite the social ambitions of her mother, and the oblivious selfishness of her sister Charlotte, chooses true love Jean-Micheal. The…

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…

Capes for the Stepfamily: Cinderella

What would YOU wear to cover your ball gown when going to the ball?  Well, a voluminous, flowy cape of course! Knowing it would take a TON of fabric to make a floor length cape to cover a ball gown, and having a real dislike of doing more work than I need to . .…