Red Riding Hood is a classic fairy tale,
with some iconic costume pieces!
How did you adapt these for SCT’s production?
ones that he would have cobbled together, rather than a fully produced fairy tale story that a big theatre would produce. He is telling the story with costume pieces he has found. Each piece we see has a touch of red in it, to help the audience track with when he is telling the story. It’s a more minimalistic approach. We will see the Wolf’s scary paws, and the Woodcutter’s hat, that sort of thing, rather than full-on fairytale costumes. You may or may not see the traditional red cape!
What is your favorite costume piece in this show? Why?
I am upcycling an antique quilt into a bedjacket with lots of trims and details instead of going with the more traditional nightie and shawl combination. We’re creating a fun mob-cap for her that incorporates some antique crochet pieces and we’ll be giving her some fantastic 1980’s grandma eyeglasses.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Can you tell us a bit about your process
from concepts through to opening night?
in the real fabrics. It was key that the actors could easily put these items on and take them off themselves as the action of the play doesn’t really allow for a dresser. We then moved forward and created everything in real fabrics.
For young audience members who may have an interest in costume design, can you tell us your favorite part of working on a show like this?
to create costumes. I don’t usually draw a picture and then create it. I like to be inspired by the things I find, fabrics and clothing that inspire me. So, I like to shop! I like working with other people to create something that is better than I could create on my own. I love telling stories with clothing, there is so much detail about a character that you can incorporate, and you can do funny things as well!
What fairytales did you grow up reading?
Do you have a favorite?
Tangled and Enchanted are my favorite fairytale Disney movies. As an adult,
I find myself really appreciating Cinderella, who somehow managed to retain
her character and kind heart through terrible circumstances and being treated poorly by the people around her. It takes great strength and bravery to be kind
in a world that is not.