About a month ago I was commissioned to create a "Glinda the Good Witch" costume for Ms. Jackie B. of the Black Box Players, for their annual "Wizard of Oz" production.
It took almost 50 yards of tulle, lots of patience, passion, and a steady sequin hand to construct this piece.
I designed the back as a lace up corset so it can fit different "Glinda's" of varying sizes, and the crown (my favorite part) was cut from lightweight plastic sheets then covered with fabric, beads, pearls and sequins to help it sparkle beautifully under stage lights.
All of my work concluded this afternoon during the productions dress rehearsal held at the Burnley Moran Auditorium. My stage shots aren't the best, but we got some nice detail shots behind the scenes. I'm a little sad to see the end of this project, but proud and satisfied with the reactions and work that I put into it. Thank you Ms. B for finding me, then trusting and believing in my vision for this costume.
The "Wizard of Oz" opens Friday May 7th at 7pm and tickets can be found at blackboxplayers.com
i will forever remember this project through the sequins i find in random places throughout our house ;-)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Posted by Cool Schmool at 7:54 PM