NEW: Behind the Seams: Costuming Workshop (5/18/16)

Compass is offering a special spring workshop for ‘tweens and teens with interests in theater, acting, fashion design, cosplay, reenactment, historical couture, sewing and more!

Behind the Seams: Costuming Workshop

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • $75.00

Do you enjoy the look of the Mad Hatter, the stylings of Captain Hook, or the majestic quality of the Evil Queen? Perhaps you envy Snape’s robes, Katniss’ wardrobe, or the apparel of Rey, Finn, and Han. This workshop will explore the use of costuming in storytelling!

Taught by an award-winning costumer who has designed, built, and provided wardrobe for stage, TV, film, and special events, this workshop will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the work of a costume designer, learn how costumes enhance a production, and to try on costume pieces used in actual professional productions.

Students will become costume artists and work in teams to design and construct a complete costume out of an unconventional material: newspaper. Newspaper is a great no-sew option which alllows students to quickly and easily pleat an skirt, create an imposing collar, or construct an elaborate headdress. In real world design, a newspaper prototype can be deconstructed to serve as a pattern for the seamstress. This workshop will culminate in a Project Runway-like challenge where parents will be invited to attend the final showcase. No previous design experience or knowledge of sewing necessary. Students should wear clothes that can get messy, due to the newsprint.

The class will be held at Compass in Oakton. Register online.