Journal #3: Costume Design
COSTUMES 101: Dressing the Part
- Every garment worn in a production is a costume piece.
- Costumes are a storytelling tool.
- Costumes convey information about the character to the audience.
- What kind of information???
WHAT DO COSTUMERS DO?
And what’s the big deal about it, anyway?
1. Read the script!
2. Know the LOCATION (setting).
3. Know the TIME.
4. Know the ACTION in each scene.
- After a designer reads the script, they meet with the director to discuss their plans.
- Then, they can begin to RESEARCH the costume design…
- How do you do RESEARCH for a project at school?
In journal: Costume Design PROJECT (20 points):
· Choose an occasion from the list below:
Going to play paintball
"A wolf in sheep's clothing"
Going to church
Going to a job interview
Going to the airport for vacation
At home, sick
First day of school
A first date
Going to a HOME football game
Going to your favorite band's concert
Going to prom
Visting Grandma (or another old relative)
Going to a funeral
Going to a wedding
· Make a list of descriptions of the articles of clothing that you own that you might wear on this occasion.
· The next day you attend school, WEAR THE COSTUME YOU HAVE DESIGNED. (Make sure that you remain in DRESS CODE.) You will be asked to give a short presentation to the class on why you have chosen the specific costume pieces.