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Topic: Im making 90 DR.Seuss costumes and needs help.....patterns......and advice!  (Read 2333 times)
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« on: October 05, 2004 08:13:03 PM »

HELP!I need some help pease.
I need who costumes(occupationaly dressed)
I need cadet costumes(wretched military)
I need Jungle creature patterns...
I also need lots of help. If you could find pictures of Dr.seuss charters, and post em, I would appreciate it.
This is 4 a community theater.
Were doin' "the Seussical the musical!"
My son is in to theater and I am involved. Im chairman of the costume commity...lol

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2004 01:13:03 PM »

Sorry, don't have Suess pix to post, but I do have advice on costuming for the stage ( unsolicited I know). Don't waste time or energy on the details - they won't "read" from the stage anyways you will be suprised what you can get away with. Iron on hem tape and velcro are your best friend. If the show is running more than a few nights and/or there are quick changes - reinforce all seams that will be stressed - ex. armpits. If it is running for several weeks, plan a refitting/repair session 2/3rds of the way thru.  Use easlily washable fabric (i.e. rinse in sink) on all areas near the neck and hands. Also, watch a few of the blocking rehersals to make sure the actors can do what they need to in your costume. Check with the lighting director to see what color gels they are using (black and brown look horrid in scenes with green gels).  If you put blood sweat and tears into the costumes - do not under any circumstances enter the green room - trust me - you do not want to know what happens to your costumes once actors have a hold of them.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2004 04:14:52 PM »

i completely completely agree with everything auntiem said. tiny details are not always noticeable from 50 feet away and if the auditorium is large enough...your hard work is all a waste. i'd imagine that suessical sets are colorful, so start with a list of characters and their scene/location on stage, etc. etc. make sure the costumes don't blend in with the set so the characters will still be seen, and as a rule...characters who are in the same scene generally should not have similarly colored costumes. with 90 costumes, however, some of the rules of thumb may be difficult to adhere to.

personally, i am jealous of this massive endeavor and if you were in my area i'd offer to help. it sounds like SO much fun.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2004 11:30:22 AM »

Hope I'm not to late!

I just googled images, Dr. Suess
« Last Edit: November 04, 2004 11:35:01 AM by Ithinktomuch » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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