Lesson 2- Costume Design

Clothes might not make the man but they certainly do help an actor create a character. How costume designers employ the same elements of design found in sets (line, color, texture, shape) to realize a character is the focus of a lesson meant for theatre arts students.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Collect and post about the classroom images of a variety of costumes 
  • Assign groups to research and craft presentations about famous costume designers
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes students have a basic understanding of how to research the era of the play and how to analyze the characters they will be dressing
  • Designers should also understand color theory
  • The second in a three-part series
Pros

  • Includes video interviews with award winning designers who created the costumes for Wicked and Sweeney Todd
Cons

  • None