Written By: Emily Eckhardt (’15) So, when Ms. Figg-Franzoi asked me if I could so kindly write her a blog post about a month ago, I replied yes, not thinking that I would be typing it up a month after I had finished hand writing it. So, here it is. This somewhat short segment of writing … More I have these Costume Rooms
Costume crew is not just a bunch of girls sitting around sewing and gossiping. It’s a group of dedicated people who choose to spend hours on end frantically fixing buttons so an actor can make their cue, running around to facilitate quick changes, and, well… sitting around sewing and gossiping. Hi. I’m Jenna, if we … More Why I do it.
In the 6 years I have worked at Homestead I have witnessed many a Theatre Independent study. My first year here was filled with five seniors who produced The Nerd by Larry Shue. Of these students, one will be performing at Carnegie Hall next week, having graduated from Juilliard last spring. Another student graduated from the film school at … More Independent Study in Theatre
Homestead High School is embarking on the challenging journey of producing Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, a famous operetta from 1885. It has been our goal to bring a diverse and well rounded historical overview of Musical Theatre history through the productions of the musicals. Our seniors this year will have graduated with musical knowledge of … More Is “The Mikado” Racist?
I have received a number of emails lately from students in High School school and university who want to study costume design, but can’t find, or afford a program that is costume oriented. They want to know what they should focus on now in order to get into a better program, or their next school, … More How you can turn any school subject into a costume focused study
Chalk Pastel on Fabric Rendering This was actually from my undergrad final art project. I was allowed to pick a project and I chose to design a single show two different ways and in two different styles. So, trying to be super creative and artistic (this was for the art department; not the theatre department) … More Costume Renderings: Mistakes, Mishaps, Failures, and Flubs – Part 3
This is part two of my series on mistakes in costume rendering. I think there will be three to this series … pending my ability to find the examples I’m looking for in my mass of renderings. Collaged Rendering + Colored Pencil Rendering (because I combined them myself) Collage and Colored Pencil Rendering This was … More Costume Renderings: Mistakes, Mishaps, Failures and Flubs – Part 2
Recently, I was accused of being an “art snob.” I will agree that I like certain styles more than others, but I think my real fault is that I am an art perfectionist. This is one of the reasons that I don’t often include my renderings in my design portfolio. Despite years of working on … More Costume Renderings: Mistakes, Mishaps, Failures and Flubs – Part 1
Once upon a time, the costume girls built an entire show, this was the musical last year….oh wait… It’s happened again! The Hobbit this fall was supposed to be an easy show to costume, but then I handed the girls some fabric and patterns and said….”go build.” I’m pretty sure Emily and Becca glared at … More Costume Girls: The Hobbit