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Considerations for Costume Design/Director's Concept

by Anna Porter

Students will explore the considerations for costume design and what can be communicated through clothing. Students will create a “rocker” costume for a character as a means of introducing students to director’s concept and how it can shape a design.

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Costume Team Meeting/Work Time

by Anna Porter

Students will explore effective collaboration, complete their costume designs, and participate in a costume team meeting in preparation for their final portfolio.

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Costume Team Pitch Preparation - Review

by Anna Porter

Students will create and refine their costume team pitch and portfolio by preparing a presentation and receiving peer feedback.

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Costuming Vision

by Holly Beardsley

One issue that costumers run into is that because they’re pulling together from existing pieces, the costumes’ overall look can lack unity. The best way to achieve unification is by creating and executing costumes through a costuming vision. In this lesson, students will answer questions in order to develop a costuming vision for a show.

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Costuming Your Show for Under $50

by Kerry Hishon

The objective of this lesson is for students to take on a theatre production role and explore a real-world challenge. Students are tasked to come up with an interesting, unique costume design concept for a show, while at the same time being challenged to stay within a budget of only $50.

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Costuming: Fashion Trends Onstage

by Holly Beardsley

Costumes are a visual medium and so is theatre. A theatrical vision is incomplete without costuming. In this Lesson Plan, students will answer questions in order to develop a costuming vision for a show.

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Costuming: The Colour Wheel

by Holly Beardsley

Costuming with colour is a great way to visualize theme and mood. How do different colours make you feel? What colours are associated with different moods? Can colour be used to identify a group? Students will first assess character types and use the colour wheel to create a costume look. Their assignment for the lesson is to assign colours to different groups in a play based on relationship, mood, and era.

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Culminating Assignment

by Holly Beardsley

Students will apply what they have learned to two possible culminating assignments.

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Director's Concept Review

by Anna Porter

Students will review director’s concept and be introduced to the steps of design. Students will create a director’s concept for the costume design and costume team portfolio project and select an artifact to help support their idea.

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Director's Concept/Character Analysis

by Anna Porter

Students will present and refine their director’s concept by presenting it to another costume team in class in the form of an “elevator pitch.” Students will explore characterization and what they need to consider when designing a costume for a production.

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Google Site: Elements of Costume Design and Team Portfolio

by Anna Porter

Students will work collaboratively to create a Google Site final portfolio to showcase the work they have done as a costume team. Students will also begin to prepare their costume team pitch presentation.

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How Costumes Affect Your Character - Practical Exploration

by Kerry Hishon

Students will read an article about how costume items affect their character and their physical movements onstage. Then will then apply their knowledge by preparing a brief monologue (20-30 seconds in length) and practicing it three times, each time using a different costume item. Students will then perform their monologue using one of the items they worked with. Students will become aware of the challenges that costumes can cause while performing onstage. Afterwards, students will complete a Reflection.

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How to Draw a Figure/Work Time

by Anna Porter

Students will be given resources to help them draw their costume designs in proportionally appropriate ways. Students will also understand how to utilize the work they have done up to this point with the physical creation of their costume designs.

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Introduction

by Anna Porter

Students will be introduced to and demonstrate their understanding of the elements of design by collaboratively completing a class HyperDoc and going on an Emotion Scavenger Hunt to create a digital collage.

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Period Costuming

by Holly Beardsley

Sometimes a costumer not only has to put together clothes for a modern production, but they have to create a period look. This lesson identifies the items of clothing most associated with specific eras and how to emulate those eras using modern clothing. This lesson also enforces that costuming is an illusion. You work with what you have to create the atmosphere of an era. What can you do to create the illusion of the original?

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Personal Style

by Holly Beardsley

In this lesson, students will reflect on their personal style, learn clothing vocabulary, and identify how to apply personal style to creating costumes for a show. They will also learn the difference between a costume designer and a costumer.

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Pitch Presentations

by Anna Porter

Students will demonstrate their understanding of design and collaborating on a costume team by presenting their costume design and costume team pitch presentations. Students will participating in survey activities to reflect on the design and collaborative process.

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Research/Digital Citizenship

by Anna Porter

Students will review the role and process of research in design as well as how to do that in a digitally responsible way by looking at the difference between research for inspiration and perspiration.

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The Colour Wheel

by Holly Beardsley

Costuming with colour is another technique to unify a look for a show. It’s a great way to visualize theme and mood. How do different colours make you feel? What colours are associated with different moods? Can colour be used to identify a group? Students will first assess character types and use the colour wheel to create a costume look. Their task for the lesson is to assign colours to different groups in a play, based on relationship, mood, and era.

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Versatility

by Holly Beardsley

How do you take existing pieces and create a costume? One of the keys to successful costuming is knowing how to adapt staples into a variety of different costumes for different productions. As highlighted in Lesson One, when it comes to costuming, sometimes what you come up with won’t be the perfect costume. It’s important to learn to work with what you have. This lesson allows students to continue working on their clothing vocabulary document.

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