I’m finally finished with my share of the costumes for Beauty and the Beast. Here are some pics:
Shirt and Bodice
The white shirt is just a tee that I found at Goodwill for 34¢. I put elastic in the sleeve hems, cut a new neckline, and added elastic to that, too. The bodice is a basic, ribbed tank top ($1.50 at Goodwill). I used 1/8 inch ribbon to sew fake laces on the front, and I shortened the length to just 8 inches or so from the neckline (using a zig-zag stitch).
The Enchantress’ Dress
I found a dark green dress at Goodwill for just $2.00 and cut a slit up the front. Then I found a bright, neon green, sheer fabric with glittery swirls on it to make an underskirt and lengthen the sleeves. I also added a sash. Of course, with the underskirt being so sheer, I also made a slip to go underneath (cotton and netting).
Here’s a close-up of the glittery swirls:
I learned quite a bit working on these costumes, and tried some new-to-me techniques. I think the hardest part of the whole thing was cranking out multiple shirts and bodices. It got a bit tedious. Now I’m on the theater’s radar as a potential future volunteer. I hear next year’s play has pirates in it. Anybody have any good, cheap pirate costume ideas?