Costume Design for Theatre Camp
By Vanessa Rae Garcia
Musical Theatre camp is no joke and not for the weak! I just spent the last 3 1/2 weeks as the Costume Designer for Seussical Jr. I completed the costumes with the help of about 7 students and a budget of $2,000. My team and I had to have all costumes ready for rehearsals around day 9 of camp. I re-purposed existing costumes and created new ones from scratch.
Here is a quick look into what the final products looked like:
The Whos from Whoville were all fuzzy characters and were defined by family colors. These were wacky and fuzzy to the max.
The characters pictured below wore 3 different costumes, but this was my fav: CIRCUS costumes!
Adding feathers and boas to dresses can make for some awesome looking Bird Girls.