Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Paper Dresses

Okay here's the next thing I recently finished.
These are costumes for an important dutch literature award.

Now the organisation wanted four female book figures which would roam a catwalk and a platform planted in the middle of the theatre (audience sat on the stage for a change) thus creating an interesting backdrop. I suggested that we make all dresses out of the actual pages of the nominated books. they really liked that idea. I spent lots of hours ripping out, dying, folding and sewing approximately 3200 individual paper pages. In the end a fifth dress was made out of silk that I had printed with the covers of the six nominees. the colour red in the dresses is a direct link to the colour of the AKO brand bookstores logo. AKO is the company that created and promotes the award

The wigs aren't made of paper but wood curls.
They were created and designed by Nienke Algra

Hairspray musical

Hey Everyone,

Since I'm to busy to create some new tutorials at the moment, I'll show you some of the work completed recently. first up is the touring production of the musical Hairspray.

On Hairspray, I created and refined dozens of costumes including Edna's "Welcome to the 60's" gown.

The Costume designer for this was Arno Bremers.