Costume Season

It is “costume season” again! This would be the “season” right before the dance competitions begin. The school pics a theme or a show that they are going to do and then the dance numbers all correspond (closely or loosly) to the theme. Last year the show was Snow White. You will remember I did the Evil Queen Costume.
This year the show will be Aladdin. That should be VERY exciting! I have been commissioned to make the Genie costume. The twist is that the Genie is a dancing part played by a smashing 13 year old girl. She is bright, bubbly, vivacious and quite charming. The brief is to go “Disney” not “Broadway”.
Here is James Monroe Iglehart on Broadway
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He is glorious and his costume is resplendent! However, not super feminine.
I was going to take this velvet inspiration and make it beautifully shaped for a woman. Then I started looking around. I came across a picture from, of all places, Downton Abby. (Does the WHOLE world come back to Downton? It’s okay if the answer is yes. ) Here I give you our dear departed Sybil sporting “pants”, GASP!
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This outfit takes my breath away. Literally. When I saw that, it was a game changer. I am not going to make an exact copy, but it will be heavily influenced by this, especially by the pants. The top will be more theatrical and, of course, more sparkly!
I will report on my progress. Stay tuned!

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