Costumes.

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About a week ago I met with my costume designer, Carmen Hartmann, to sketch out ideas for what the performers will wear for #EverybodyAllTheTime.

The sketches we came up with  are above. Illustration credit goes to Carmen.

I’m especially excited about the slits up the sides of the girls’ skirts and the boys’ pants. These slits are not evident in the sketches, but they will be an unifying element in the design and they will tastefully display the performers’ legs.

On Tuesday, Carmen and I ventured to the fabric store to choose material for the costumes. We settled on translucent nudes: a cheesecloth-like fabric for the girls’ dresses and a tighter-knit, stretchier material for the boys’ pants. I believe these fabrics will reveal the performers’ form and will interact well with the lights in the space: computer screens, projectors, and strip lights.

Now Carmen is hard at work building the costumes. I can’t wait to see how they turn out.

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