We might even do research in class......
In class we will choose to design for these.....
#1 Specific Time and Place
#2 Shakespeare Show
(one we read in class, Midsummer, Macbeth or R&J)
#3 Which Characters to Design for
#4 Actors to play your Characters
if absent, Ms. Turner will choose for you.
After all students have made their "wish list" in Step #1
Ms. Turner will make sure that every student has a different time, place, and all the actors are different.
She will tell you what your final results are......
The next step is to gather research on fashion from the time and place you were assigned.
Each student will create a "Pinterest" account, free online.
Create 4 new boards and label them with the names of your characters
Using the internet gather research that fits into your time, place and what is appropriate for your character.
After our research is done, its time to apply all of your new ideas.
Each student will make a rough draft
This can be on notebook or printer paper. The important part is that you get the ideas from your research put together in the way you want.
Do not assume anything us self explanatory.... label every detail
The next step is to choose the tracing models that fit your character best.
For example the man on the far right might be great for Duncan but looks far too old and powerful to be 12 year old Fleance.
Ms. Turner will give you ONE sheet of tracing paper. You must put all 4 of your characters on the one sheet. If you want more you must purchase it from the store.
Make sure that you.....
DO NOT color anything in- you want a clean picture with very little graphite smudges
OUTLINES ONLY- No detail on this step, it is only the outline of the outfit.
MAKE DARK LINES with pencil, we want to be able to transfer the image easily
Before you move to Step #7, Ms. Turner must check your work. This is where we make sure your work is able to be understood. This is the last time we can correct anything.
Ms. Turner will give you final paper once your tracings have been approved.
It is a grade that you get all four copied to the final paper.
You will need to see Ms. Turner for the tricks to transfer from your tracing paper to your final paper. (it is really hard to explain in writing, it is a "show me" explanation.
There are two parts to this step: Coloring and the Design Label.
Color with map colors, markers, or paint. NO CRAYON or CHALK!
You will need to bring your own, there are none available in the classroom.
The Design Label should be in pen or ink of some kind. The Label itself can be anywhere on the front of the Final Paper, however once you choose where it should go, it should appear in the same place on all four Final Papers.
It should look like this......
Name of the Show
Name of Character on that page
Designed by (your name here)
Year and Place Designed for
Romeo and Juliet
by Ms. Turner
1987 New York Punk Scene
The next step also has two parts.
Picking out Fabric & Details
Using the swatches provided in class, pick the two pieces of fabric that best represent the colors and/or kind of fabric you would like for your costume design. Attach them to your Final Paper. There should be at least two swatches per character but no more than five.
Next, go back in with a pen, marker or other fine point, and put in the small details of your design.
This is where you can put in the curls in their hair, the tattoo on their arm, feathers, jewelry, eye shadow, etc.
The last step is to sign your work and turn in your Design Portfolio.
Ms. Turner will help you with how to sign your work.
The Portfolio should be turned in with the following (in this order)
Rough Drafts (there are 4)
Tracing paper (only 1)
Blue Sheet (if you haven't given it back already)
Final Papers (there are 4)
For some classes there will be a written explanation of their design.
This is a great place to explain how and why you chose certain elements for your design. Explain the color choices, how you incorporated the time period, why this character would wear this kind of costume, etc. This should be a well developed, typed paper, free of spelling and grammatical errors.
This is much the same as the paper above. This presentation will be given in class. It will explain your design from the research phase to the final product. This is your SIX WEEKS TEST worth 20% of your grade.