Using the Opera 'Orpheus in the Underworld' as a performance narrative, I collaborated with a hair and make-up technician to crate a character exploring links to elemental influences. Through this collaboration I explored different materials to create a sculptured costume. Focusing on the power of the character, I designed and created strong geometric shapes. Additionally I used embellishment skills to create intricate applique- reflecting my chosen character

Costume Full Back

Orpheus in the Underworld - Kimono style drape with hand sewn applique. Hand made horns with foam clay

Costume Full Front

structured neckline, decorative lace layered over bodice and skirt.

Final Designs

Costume side Profile

geometric neck line created with buckram panel layered over fitted bodice. decorative applique wraps around kimono jacket.

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