So I'm trying to make a few of the skirts, and I was wondering if you'd be able to recommend what types of fabric would work best. I'm using this(http://loli-tutorials.livejournal.com/11615.html?nojs=1) for the skirts, then making one bustle that I found on here (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/burlesque_bustle_skirt). I think they both said taffeta but I've never used it before and I don't really want to use fabric that will rip easily(I don't want to do more mending than I'll have to!), plus I don't have a huge budget. Another thing I saw online said I should use upholstery fabric? I wasn't sure about that. In general, I'd like something that will be both durable and fluffy/airy if possible. I've already got petticoats and hoop skirts to plump out the skirts, too.
by Stage Girl
Yes, it's the Government Inspector :) We do have a costume room, but there isn't a whole lot that we have that's Victorian or super steam punk-y. But there's a shelf/rack that I haven't gotten to yet, so there might be something there.
Thanks for the help everyone, I appreciate it!
The show is about a corrupt town that finds out a government official is coming to evaluate their town, so they start bribing the man they believe is the official. The characters are very eccentric and out there. We're using it for our one-act show, so it's been cut so there are 3 main locations: a run-down hotel, a study, and sitting room. The study and sitting room are in the Mayor's house, and he's quite rich so we want a big contrast to be shown. We have a set plan already, so it's more of the decorating(paint/wallpaper maybe?), colors, and props that I'm curious about.
Hello all you lovelys! So I'm working on a play, and the directors decided they wanted to make it steam punk. I know a little about the style and have been looking all over the interwebs for information, but I'm getting overwhelmed! We need the costumes and set/props to be distinctively steam punk, but I don't want them to distract from the show. Do any of you have any advice about how to clearly show the style but not overwhelm the audience? Sadly I don't have a huge budge(it's a high school show!), and everything needs to be movable(we travel around the state) so there can't be anything huge or (über)complex. Any help would be appreciated!