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By Helen Q Huang, Emily Hoem, Kelsey Hunt

Learn find out how to create traditionally exact costumes for Elizabethan interval productions with Elizabethan dress layout and Construction! huge assurance of various costumes for either women and men of all social sessions will let you be ready for any costuming desire, and step by step directions will make sure you have the information to layout and build your clothing. Get encouraged via attractive, hand-drawn renderings of costumes utilized in genuine existence productions like Mary Stuart as you’re led throughout the layout procedure. precise directions will let you deliver your designs to lifestyles and create a meticulously built gown.

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As I have stated elsewhere in this book, I believe costume designers are interpreters of history rather than replicators of it. However, the decision to deviate from historical reality must always be informed and deliberate. In this case, the decision to lengthen the breeches was consciously done in an effort to underscore Leicester’s masculinity and attractiveness. 6 Revised rendering for Leicester and Ted Deasy’s final costume. After implementing the adjustments discovered in the mockup fitting, the final costume for the Earl of Leicester emerged as dashing and dynamic as we had hoped.

As I continue to build up my rendering, I can further refine my placement and expand upon the color variations found in the fabric. four FABRIC SELECTION 36 Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction After a great deal of planning, preparation, and collaborative work, I began the process of selecting fabric and, in doing so, took my first step towards lifting the design from the page and realizing it on the physical stage. Similar to casting, fabric selection is a formative step in the life of a theatrical production.

Sometimes, certain patterns which seem garish when viewed up close will blend and become quite graceful when seen from the distance of an audience member. At times I may need to observe the flow of the fabric as it is drawn through the air or how it pools on ground. 5 Fabric viewed dropped off the bolt. 6 full pleats. 8 close. 7 Fabric that forms soft thin pleats. 9 Pattern viewed from a distance. Fabric Selection Sorting and Selecting from the Swatches Once I have collected the swatches, I can begin the process of sorting through them and making final selections.

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