Sunday, October 16, 2011

Chorus Girls

For "White Christmas" I have a dance ensemble with nine beautiful girls and four guys. Thus I have been researching chorus girls and decided to share some pictures with you. 

These pictures are not necessarily indicative of my costume designs.

Chorus girls apparently showed off quite a bit of leg. I am not planning on mine showing this much.

Anyone for a photo shoot at the beach? 

Or maybe we should do a director/chorus girl picture. Don't you agree?

I suppose we could do it like this instead?

Or, maybe this?

These are beginning to look a little more like my costumes (with longer shorts and shirts.)

I had to decide whether I was going to make all of the chorus girls matching in the dance numbers or make them all individualized. 
After much research I decided that it would probably by more accurate to have them all matching and I love the way a line of matching chorus girls looks. 
However, that means I need to make all of the costumes from scratch as I can't just pull previous costumes. So with my nine female dancers I have to make 36 costumes from scratch. 
That includes:
 Nine pink dresses with crinolines.
Nine jazz dance outfits with blue lame vests, yellow blouses, and white shorts.
 Nine tap dance outfits with black shirts, red sequined sashes, and black satin pants.
And nine outfits with white blouses, gold lame vests, red neck scarfs, red and white skirts and crinolines.
That is not counting the costumes they will need for their rehearsal wear. 

We are well on our way to getting all of this sewn, thanks to all of the amazing help I have been getting from family and friends.

We only have the black satin pants, blue and gold vests, yellow blouses and pink dresses still to go.

I shall try and take the camera with me to theatre tomorrow and start snapping some pictures of the exciting chaos of my life currently.

Till later...


Annie said...

Just wanted to say that I've been enjoying reading your blog and looking at all of the things you've created! I recently made a regency era dress and was looking at other designs of regency dresses. Great work!

Laura said...

Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed it. The Regency Era is a great time to sew from.