Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Monday, March 31, 2014

 Jonathan Schwartz, Brandon O’Neill and Brian Gonzales as Omar, Kassim and Babkak in Aladdin on Broadway. Photos from Playbill

These are the costumes my team worked on! Aww our boys. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sansa Stark created by myself for cosmicandlove top photo by mindfallmedia

Here is my Sansa wedding gown and a few construction photos of from along the way!

The dress is silk taffeta painted with Gutta resist method. All the gold brocade parts were traced with resist and then the grey / silver was painted into the pattern by hand. It was about 6 days of painting total. I had a hard time choosing fabric since it’s clearly a heavy brocade in the show but most heavy brocades commercially available end up looking chunky in gowns. The choice to create fabric was a little bit crazy in the end but Claire and I decided it was worth going for it. 

The dress has a 4 foot train and no back waist seam making the back center panel a total of about 110 inches from nape to hem (just over 3 yards long) at its longest. The side panels are curved and pleated into the bodice piece. I tried to recreated the pleating from the show as best as possible.

I flatted the silk to a poly cotton, added bones to the bodice, and then flatted the side skirt panels with baby flannel to give the pleats body. The cap sleeves are silk and baby flannel over bias quilted french canvas re-enforced with stripped ridgeline bones zig-zab stitched into the edges. The ‘hip armor’ is done with the same method except with industrial felt and laser cut leather on the face.

Underneath is a quilted coutil corset with embroidered eyelets taken off of an Elizabethan style pattern which I altered to add a small amount of bust curve and no hip tabs. I quilted two layers of embroidered coutil together and used spring steel bones throughout.

There is a full petticoat with train made of two layers of poly cotton. Each layers has a net ruffle and cotton ruffle all lace edged with a horsehair hem. The petticoat was a bout 25 yards of cotton when all was said and done. I used a 1910 style walking skirt pattern for the body of the petticoat then added about as much ruffle as I physically could. The bottom layer is the hem size times 2.5 and the top ruffles was about 3 times the hem size.

The final piece was a soft panier to give the dress the proper hip shape. I cut three cotton circles in descending sizes and flatted them to net. I put 1/4 inch horsehair in the hem of each skirt, finished it off with lace, then gathered them to a beauve waist band. I put 97% of the gather on both of the sides leaving the back and front flat. The whole piece only came to the side front seams on each side of the dress and was worn over the corset and petticoat. 

Phew!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Margaery Tyrell’s wedding dress (x)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Aladdin on Broadway takes over New York’s New Amsterdam Theatre

Disney’s all-new musical Aladdin, adapted from centuries-old Arabian folktales including One Thousand and One Nights, is only a month away from opening, and the New Amsterdam Theatre is transforming to welcome Prince Ali Ababwa.

Located in the heart of Times Square, the historic New Amsterdam Theatre is one of New York City’s most stunning Broadway theaters. It was built in 1903 and was once home to the legendary Ziegfeld Follies. Before Disney’s Aladdin, the New Amsterdam Theatre was previously home to the stage musical Mary Poppins.

This brand-new stage production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw, and composed by Tony Award® winner Alan Menken. It features lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman and Tony Award® winner Tim Rice, with book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Aladdin also showcases an incomparable design team with exquisite sets, costumes and lighting by multiple Tony Award® winners Bob Crowley, Gregg Barnes and Natasha Katz.

Director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and the show’s writers had previously collaborated on a well-received pilot production of the musical at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in summer 2011 mounted for a limited run with the goal of trying out new material and structure. The Broadway version will be an entirely new production featuring a new script, tunestack and a wholly original design scaled to the Broadway stage and an epic story.

The show also stars Brian Gonzales, Brandon O’Neill, and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim, and Omar. Clifton Davis (Sultan) returns to Broadway where he received his first Tony nomination for the landmark production of Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1971; and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Merwin Foard and Michael James Scott will standby for several principals.

Aladdin comes to Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre February 26.

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Guess who helped. I am so proud of the work done for this show by our shop and all the costume shops in New York. It was a huge undertaking (still mostly ongoing in previews) and the show is pretty amazing to watch. 

We built Omar, Babkak and Kassim at Carelli Costumes.

Costumes designed by Gregg Barnes.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
When we first came here, we were cold and we were clear.
Costume built and modeled by myself.
Photo by Mark Baker.

When we first came here, we were cold and we were clear.

Costume built and modeled by myself.

Photo by Mark Baker.

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sorry its not clearer or bigger but its the first shot of the replica Sansa Stark gown I’ve been working on since last August.

Hand painted silk taffeta created using the silk resist method. The resist was laid down around the brocade then silk dye was painted into the negative space. It features a corset, petticoat and soft ruffle pannier to give the dress the proper shape. 

Photo and model is @cosmicandlove stay tuned for hopefully more pictures soon!

Sorry its not clearer or bigger but its the first shot of the replica Sansa Stark gown I’ve been working on since last August.

Hand painted silk taffeta created using the silk resist method. The resist was laid down around the brocade then silk dye was painted into the negative space. It features a corset, petticoat and soft ruffle pannier to give the dress the proper shape.

Photo and model is @cosmicandlove stay tuned for hopefully more pictures soon!