Fun fabric prints!
A lady walking a dog, surrounded by five other dogs. I’d wear that garment.
Over the past few days, I have been having fun learning the fashion program, Marvelous Designer. In it, I crafted a late Victorian Woman.
Oh, but here’s where the real fun begins. I call it, “Victorian Woman Taking None of Your Shit.”
This one is “Show You The Door”
In a similar pose, but different attitude, I call it, “I Fight Super Villains in a Fifty Pound Dress”
Nightmare fuel is a great aesthetic. Sweet dreams, everyone!
Made from carved foam, cheesecloth, and yak hair. Inspired by a middle school teacher of mine, who was accused of harassment a few years after I left for high school. This is one of the first mask I built.
I’ve been busy helping to build Legally Blonde, opening now at Connecticut Repertory Theatre! Costume design by the fantastic Sam Martin, and puppet design by Carianne Hoff!
Plus, I got to tailor that magnificent pink suit. *smiley*
Another wonderful panel at USITT!
Using unconventional materials to make wigs, with costume designer Cheri Vasek from the University of Hawaii.
It truly is amazing what one can do with a shower puff!
That’s one use for cowboy hats.
Thrifting period costumes!
I attended a panel at USITT on thrifting period costumes. Above costumes were created using pieces entirely from Goodwill.
Rose Brand Action Design competition!
I have recently returned from the annual theatrical conference USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology) in Fort Worth, Texas. This competition involved draping something in three hours using unknown materials. The fabric wasn’t revealed until the timer began. A very fun challenge!
Disco Ball Dress
Designed by Maureen Freedman for the stage play “Dead Heavy Fantastic”, constructed by myself.
Don John Appreciation Post!
Pictured is Don John from Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing.
I LOVE Don John. He’s one of my favorite Shakespeare villains. Not because he’s sadistically cruel, or conniving, or murderous— it’s because he’s the OPPOSITE of all those things! He’s dour and brooding, and his plans are so inept, they’re almost cartoon-ish.
I am convinced that if Shakespeare lived today, Don John would be a Saturday morning cartoon villain in the 1990’s. AND I LOVE IT.