Posted by: Aunt Magaidh | March 19, 2012

Four weeks and counting down

February is a short month, but last month was incredibly short.  I’m now working on costumes in my spare time because we are 4 weeks from opening night and there’s still so much to do.

And then I remind myself that it’s going to be okay.  We’ve done costumes in 4 weeks before, albeit not fancy costumes.  And this year there are more costume helpers.

As a matter of fact, all things considered, we’re doing pretty well.  About 1/2 way through if you don’t count the alterations.  It’s just daunting because we have multiple costume changes this time.

There are 11 Follies Girls…they have 3 costumes each.  Assorted Cowboys number 8, a few are special, so there are 12 costumes.  There are the principal actors – 6 actors, 10 costumes.  Then 2 leads: 7 costumes. Um…THERE ARE 62 COSTUMES????  OMG.

Yes.  There are 62 costumes.  That’s about 20 more costumes than last year.  Did I mention that these are supposed to be set in 1932 era styles on a shoestring budget?  And this year, we have showgirls.  That means 2 elaborate costume changes for each Follie Girl.  That means challenging fabrics like satin and lamé and tulle.  Oh my.

Tomorrow we do the first fitting.  It’ll be exciting.

I’ll keep you posted.  Pictures will come later.  Back to the lint pile.




  1. ::Shakes pom poms::

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!

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