I have been asked by a good friend of mine to assist her in creating costumes for a Drama Production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. My friends Brother is the Head of Drama at a local Private Girls College and each year the students put on a lavish production, and this year it is to be the wonderful Shakespearean Fairytale of A Midsummer Nights Dream. I was thrilled to be asked, there is alot of work involved creating twenty Fairy Costumes plus the costume for Titania. The Fairy costumes are a base of a basque (shown above), plus a pretty net skirt. Each has to be decorated with leaves, feathers and a bit of sparkle.
This morning, with the Twins and Hubby out at Football Practise I had the house to myself, so I set about starting the first Fairy Costume, covering the plain basque in foliage. I worked with silk leaves in greens and purples, adding sequins here and there, gluing each leaf on with a hot glue gun. I dotted some pheasant feathers about each leaf to soften certain areas and finished off trailing some silk ivy amongst the leaves.
The finished result is exactly how I envisioned it and with the net skirt to be added and decorated similarly, it will look amazing. Now onto the rest of the costumes and then comes the headdresses... I'll keep you all posted on my progress and hopefully even have some photos of the actual event and backstage on the day.