Monday, May 11, 2009

Soft Sculpture Costumes

Have you ever heard the phrase "SOFT SCULPTURE" when it comes to costuming?  Soft Sculpture is a costume building technique to create just that: a soft sculptural costume piece or accessory.  Most often made of foam, it is soft and lightweight, durable and easy to care for, and it gives lots of depth on the stage.  Many of The Costumer's specialty costumes are made of it, including our BEAUTY AND THE BEAST enchanted objects (Madame Grande De La Bouche, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, etc.), ALICE IN WONDERLAND and WIZARD OF OZ flower head pieces, and THE JUNGLE BOOK animal hoods.  MULAN, our newest show, has The Soldier's armor and Mushu's body and headpiece made of Soft Sculpture.  Check out our website,, to view show photos.

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