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Costume Design 2016 (Spring)

 

The Sophomore Costume Track consisted of a design problem based on superheroes.  Students were asked to research characters and current trends in fashion to come up with a series of designs and computer generated illustrations of their visions of what a superhero would be.  They worked with a professional costume designer and costume illustrator for an eight week period developing fabric stories, preliminary sketches, and finally computer generated illustrations for a final presentation of a series of costume designs.  Working in small groups per character, the students got to experience what it is like for a costume designer to develop, conceptualize, and design a character through the supervision of an actual costume designer. As a final part of the students instruction, the entire group was invited to a working fabrication house known as "Iron Head", and were given a tour of their facility by its owner and key character builder. The students were shown all the different phases necessary to bring a character to life from an original sketch, to the actual mold making, and fabricating of a Hollywood block buster "Superhero".  This concentrated instruction and exposure to a real costume designer led to many of the students getting to work on play house productions during their summer break, before returning to school as Juniors.
 

Kiara Murase Wolverine Casual               Kiara Murase Wolverine Suit 1                Kiara Murase Wolverine Suit 2               Ahra Ko Wolverine Suit                  Amanda Cox Storm 1                 Amanda Cox Storm 2