Theater Costumes



Posted by Vince Leus on December 12, 2009 at 4:47 PM

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Reply David Hau
4:28 PM on December 21, 2009 
After visiting this website, I realized that I had been severely underestimating the effect of costumes in theater and the level of difficulty that is present in designing and creating these costumes. Now I realize that every sleeve, every sash, and every emblem holds a significant meaning in the world of theater. The most intriguing feature of the website, in my opinion, is the visual timeline that shows all of the costumes throughout the ages. From looking at this timeline, one can really see how the costumes of ancient times have been slowly adapted into the costumes of today. Apart from the timeline, there was an overflowing of information (which is not a bad thing) about the minutiae and intricacies of specific types of costume. All in all, this was one of the better websites that I have seen.
Reply tdenoga
7:54 PM on December 22, 2009 
I really enjoyed reading about Modern Theatre and Broadway! From reading everything on the website, I came to reach a lot of comparisons to costumes back in the ancient & 17-19th centuries. There is a lot that can be drawn from the past that can explain the influence of most of the costumes we see today. I found it very useful that you guys had a lot of information on your website, and I feel that you guys put a lot of time and effort into it. AND I really enjoyed the little dress up games you guys had! So cute! Good job :]
Reply William Tian
3:03 PM on January 2, 2010 
I had no idea that costumes had such a rich and intricate history before visiting this site. But after studying this site, I realize that a costume isn?t just a piece of cloth used to decorate the actor, but a reflection of the play and the overall culture in which it takes place. I?ve learned that costumes are one of the most important quiet elements in a play, and I will certainly enjoy them more in the future. I think you guys did a great job and hope your future work is of similar quality.
Reply Anika Adeni
11:14 PM on January 3, 2010 
Wow, there is so much information here! Looking around at all the sections I learned a lot about what's behind the scenes. I liked that there were quizzes between paragraphs that were relevant to the topic at hand, and also that there were quick links about a certain topic. I've definitely learned more about the costumes of theater throughout the years than I ever would expected, and I enjoyed your website. Making something fun to learn is difficult, but you guys pulled it off!
Reply Greg Mogavero
12:02 AM on January 4, 2010 
Wow, great job with the website guys! The layout is very clean and all of the information is easily accessible. When I attended a play over break, I just took for granted the costumes that the actors were wearing. But now I realize how much hard work and thought went into each costume, and how much history costumes have. I guess without research, no one can truly appreciate theater costumes.
Reply Nicole Harbert
4:43 PM on January 4, 2010 
After going through the website, I realized how important costumes are in theatre and I like how much it was emphasized. I really liked the modern theaters and musical/broadway age sections because it showed costumes in a more recent view, something that is more relatable and understandable to us. I also liked the dress-up costume game. I liked that it actually related to the website AND it was fun! Also, they layout is clean and easy to understand. Good job !(:
Reply Janelle Corpuz
8:00 PM on January 4, 2010 
I really enjoyed going through your different time periods of costumes because it made me realize the significance theater has had over time. The pictures you added in the website were also nice because it was nice to actually see what you are discussing in your writing. It was interesting to see the development that occurred over time when it came to costumes. The section that fascinated me most was the Renaissance and Elizabethan time period because I was intrigued by the way costumes were made and how they looked at this time. A specific part of this section I found interesting was the shoes, because I thought they looked completely different to shoes we would see today.
Reply adriana
1:55 AM on January 5, 2010 
I loved your website! One of my favorite parts of theater is the costumes and makeup. I think that it is one of the most important aspects of making a good show. The history of costumes in Egypt/Greece/Rome was interesting. I loved all the pictures you included, it makes it so much more interesting. I had never thought much of costumes from early theater. I love how you included the makeup tutorial, people forget so that makeup is a big part of costumes. I also liked the links about how to make costumes (I'll most definitely use those nest year ;]) The timeline was nice interesting twist. Instead of just using a regualr timeline that went date by date fact by fact you guys used one that used show instead of tell. Great Job Guys!
Reply IKhlas Attarwala
3:44 AM on January 5, 2010 
I, too, REALLY enjoyed viewing your website! It's fascinating to see how clothes were brilliantly woven into theatre plays to immediately set theme and even to promote influence. What I found MOST fascinating was the Old/Middle/New Kingdoms section under Ancient Egypt. There were a few questions that popped up as I was reading. One question was whether there was a different set of clothes Eqyptians used to where during theater plays? or did they just where those clothings at all times? I also enjoyed looking through your History/Timeline Page! Good Job! :)
Reply Crystal Paz
2:21 PM on January 10, 2010 
i feel like i learned so much information through your website. The way your group presented the information helped me to stay interested the whole time i looked over the website. I like the way you analyzed the importance of costumes and how it connected to its importance in theater. I also really liked how you found pictures that really explained and connected with all your information. All the information given really went in depth of the subject which i thought was well done. Your dress up games were very entertaining too!
Reply amiciano
4:05 PM on January 10, 2010 
I found your site to be very amusing and interesting! I especially loved the little fashion game where you get to dress up the girl. It reminded me of those online games I used to play when I was little where you dress up the doll or do her nails or something.
The Musical Broadway section of the site is very detailed and informative at the same time. I enjoyed learning about the different fashions and it was interesting to discover where some of the fashions that we have today came from. A fun fact I discovered was that suspenders were used to hold up men's pants because of the scarcity of materials like leather for belts. Nowadays people simply use suspenders as accessories.
Lastly, I think it must be very interesting to be a costume designer/maker for theater today because of the wide range of styles that different plays demand. Great job guys!
Reply Nonie Grewal
7:44 PM on January 10, 2010 
Like many others, I was amazed looking at the vast and interesting history of costumes! I also love the way they were presented in the website - for example, the many pictures that help me visualize the change in costumes through the years. I think the Broadway age interested me the most. It was interesting to see how the different costumes and their evolution through history relates to the time period itself. Over all I think this website was made very well. The games are really fun and addicting too! :)
Reply jlazaro
8:53 PM on January 10, 2010 
Great job with the website, guys! First, I really like the layout and display of your website. I found your website to be very informative that included photo galleries and a timeline of costumes to illustrate how much they have evolved and changed over time. I never new costumes had such a history! I really enjoyed the musical/broadway section in particular because the different costume designs really incorporate with the setting and time that the productions are taking place, such as Guys and Dolls very much reminds me of noir films and Grease of course reminds me of the 50s with preppies and slick-haired bikers. I never realized how much costumes could make such a contribution to a production because it really places the audience into the time and setting of the play. What I also found to be very interesting was the how to make different costumes in the fun stuff section (even though I will never be skilled enough to make such costumes).
Reply Francesca Rebosura
12:48 AM on January 11, 2010 
I really enjoyed looking at your website. It is very informative in a way that isn?t wordy and is easy to read and I love the variety of pictures you put because it really showed the different costumes and what aspects of it characterized the time period it was in. You really displayed and emphasized how the costumes became more diverse and intricate as time went on, which is very important. I especially adored all of the games, the Fashion Yearbook in the Musical section, and the videos. It really allowed me to become immersed into your subject while still having a lot of fun. One thing, though, that I would have liked to see was more pictures within your timeline because, much like the rest of your website, having a visual allows people to learn this subject better. Overall, this was a great website that was well put together and enjoyable.
Reply pburchak
12:53 AM on January 12, 2010 
I think that your website was very well developed and am very impressed with the work that you guys have done. Each page is just as entertaining as the next. One thing i feel like you guys did really great on was how you used pictures to your advantage. Even if i don't thoroughly look through each section of text, the pictures you provide keep me interested in what is being explained. The content to your website is very well developed too. I like how you kept some of the lines brief and straight to the point so I didn't have to search through big words to find the focus of the paragraph. The only input I have that could make this site better would be to reorganize the order of pages in the directory box on the top right. Great job guys!