Tag Archive: 20th century

Dec 27

Much Ado About Nothing – Final Production Photos

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ – William Peace University – April, 2013 Directed by: Wade Newhouse and Eliza Laskowski Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen Photos by Ian Dunne TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 27

Spring Awakening – Final Production Photos

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‘Spring Awakening’ – William Peace University – February, 2014 Directed by: Jason Dula Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 09

Vintage Vogue 2569 – A 1943 Wool Dress – Complete!

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In my previous post, here, I talked about the 1940’s wool dress I was making – it’s finally complete! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 04

Vintage Vogue 2569 – A 1943 Wool Dress

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Although I’ve worked in theatre for years, I’ve recently started acting – and when you do community theatre, you are often asked to scrounge up your own costumes for shows.  Especially when the director knows that you are a costume designer professionally.  So when my husband and I were cast in a local production of …

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Dec 25

No Exit – Final Production Photos – September 2013

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‘No Exit’ – William Peace Theatre – September 2013 Written by: Jean-Paul Sartre Directed by: Jennifer Avery Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen   TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 25

Stop Kiss – Final Production Photos – April 2013

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‘Stop Kiss’ – William Peace University Theatre – April 2013 written by: Diana Son Directed by: Kenny Gannon Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Set Design: Sonya Drum Technical Director: David Jensen     TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Feb 02

‘Happiness’, a Cinderella Story

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Well, it’s not an exact reproduction – but it’s definitely inspired by Happiness! This was constructed for the character of Cinderella in a local production of ‘Into the Woods’.  Rather than go traditional Renaissance-esque fairy tale, I decided to give the Royal Family  a vaguely Edwardian/Victorian look.  (I MIGHT have just finished a giant ‘Downton …

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Jan 15

Entering the Edwardian….

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NCSU is producing a production of JB Priestly’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ in February, and our stock of Edwardian fashion is… non-existent.  Since the cast is small, we decided to build the women’s dresses – which means two evening dresses and a maid’s outfit.  Exciting! (More, including the designer’s sketch, on my personal blog here.) This …

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Sep 09

1930’s Evening Gown – ‘Fallen Angels’

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Production: Fallen Angels NCSU University Theatre – Theatrefest Summer Series, Summer 2012 Costume Designer: John McIlwee Costume Technician: Laura Parker Crafted using Vintage Vogue 2609, in black satin with gold lame accent.  After fitting the toile on the actress, the designer chose to extend out the attached capelet to reach her elbows. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Sep 09

Vintage Vogue 8767 – Red silk 1930’s dress and jacket

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The final product! Production: Fallen Angels NCSU University Theatre – Theatrefest Summer Series, Summer 2012 Costume Designer: John McIlwee Costume Technician: Laura Parker The red dress and jacket were built for University Theatre’s production of ‘Fallen Angels’, May 2012.  Made out of lightweight red silk jacquard and organza.  The designer chose to have me use Vintage …

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