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Obviously I haven't been posting, shame on me. Even more shame for not finding the time to read anyone else's blog posts. However, one must have income and so I've been busy designing costumes for Hartford Children's Theatre's production of SHR Live! First up are the promotional photos/posters and then below you'll find my design renderings.
From Bottom Left, Clockwise: Shulie, Tom, George, Dori, Joe and Dina!
Tom, the main character, is getting ready for his first day of school somewhere in the late 1970s/early 1980s. His mom has even bought him a "World's Greatest Teacher!" shirt. Thanks mom!
But wait! A whole cast of colorful characters pop out of his television! They are from the hit show, School House Rock. Dina, stylish in an après ski pajama ensemble, themed around a map of the world, has come to teach him about the "Great American Melting Pot".
Joining her is George, the loveable, romantic hippie-type who sings to Tom about just being a "Bill" in his hand-made (by me) teddy bear slippers.
Enter Shulie, George's "romantic interest", who is enthusiastic about math and science with songs such as "Interplanet Janet". She has a more athletic sense of fashion, but keeps it fun with sock monkey slippers (available at Target, along with adult size sock monkey footie pjs).
Joe also has an athletic air, since he's the "cool guy". You might have been able to tell from his Superman shirt, although my Jason would disagree and say that Batman is cooler. Too bad Batman wasn't big in the 1970s!
Lastly is wacky Dori, the grammar loving girl. She is played by two actresses because of scheduling conflicts. I've had to change her costume around quite a bit, so don't be surprised if you don't quite recognize it once I'm done.