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COSTUME DESIGNER

DESIGN PROCESS.

Our morals guide us in making decisions and choices. Every single decision is followed by an action which produces a reaction. And sometimes, we must make decisions based on the choices of others. To tell Caucasian Chalk Circle, now, is to give people an opportunity to think about their morality and integrity. And, has them come face-to-face with if their choices are producing life or death, for themselves as well as others.

For this design, I believed that the plot needed a landscape (world) that was susceptible to juxtaposition. Light vs Dark. Good vs Evil. The value of inner beauty vs outer beauty. Grusha, a servant girl, is an emblem of purity, righteousness and justice. She is a representation of light. With this, I wanted the world to unquestionably elicit a time that was focused on the virtue of moral ethics, and either charitableness or brutality of our decisions in this world.

With this, I picked the 14th-15th century (Gothic Middle Ages) due to their  civilization and culture as I felt it would emphasize the elements of Moral Decisions.

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WORLD OF THE PLAY.

HISTORICAL COSTUME RESEARCH.

EVOCATIVE COSTUME RESEARCH.

COLOR PALETTE.