Micro-Project: Costume Design

By: gmihaleva |

The next step after conceptualising the idea and narrative of your description of the dance performance is to visualise your costume idea in sketch form, the costume that you will wear. The costume should be an abstract representation of your  concept of the dance. The garments must be designed for ease of movement. The interactivity of the garments should be carefully selected based on the idea of touch, a central theme of the final project. You may choose any type of interactive output, but your costume must work together with the others for a unified look. You must include a suggestion of the makeup design in your final rendering.

Create three sketches of your costume design with different views: front, back and side view. Draw them in active pose, including the placement of the wearables. Your rendering must be in full color and no figure can be smaller than 10 inches high. After sketching, scan or photograph your figures and place in an OSS post. Along with the drawings, write a brief 200 word concept statement describing the technology and materials you are planning to use and how they relate to the main concept of the final project. What are your sources of inspiration and the elements of design? To clarify that you need to prepare a mood board to unify and characterize the dance concept. A mood board is a type of collage consisting of images, text, textures, colors and samples of objects in a composition, intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept.

Examples of mood boards:

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Example costume designs:

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Please email Galina if you have any questions <GMihaleva@ntu.edu.sg> and be sure your designs and all materials are ready for our next class on March 10th in B1-14.

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