The show I was in was Much Ado About Nothing, for those of you not familiar with it it's one of Shakespeare's comedies; and I was originally just given the role of watchman:
|"We charge you, in the prince's name, share your skittles!"|
Yes, the costume makes me look slightly disproportionate, and yes, it's more than slightly ridiculous, however, it's also insanely fun to wear. You can't see it in this picture, but the stripes on the back of my pants are horizontal, and the back of my vest has the same crazy patchwork like pattern.
When I arrived at my second rehearsal, I was asked if I would be interested in taking on another role. I promptly answered: "Of course, I'd love to! Who do you want me to play?" The answer: the sexton.
|"Master Puppy! You go not the way to sniff a foot!"|
My final costume* is that of "Anonymous Purple Dancer".
|*mingle flirt dance dance flirt dance mingle flirt mingle flirt*|
They needed an extra female dancer for the masquerade ball, and I was only too happy to volunteer my less than amazing dance skills. I was even more excited once I saw my costume, because what girl doesn't want to wear a bejeweled purple corset style bodice with a long, layered purple skirt? My excitement for said costume died down slightly after I realized how annoying it is to have to get someone to lace up your top everyday, then have to get out of it. (You can't see it in the photo, but my bodice laces up the back.)
Have you ever done any theater productions? Did you get to wear amazing costumes?
*In reality it's the first costume I wear in the show, then the watchman, then the sexton, but I shun logical order.