One part of the job that I love about running RYT (and there are many more) is sourcing and sorting out costumes for coming productions. This week has, thanks to all the money raised at the Theatreathon last month, has been a busy week of buying costumes. I can't wait to see what it looks like all together!
For this production we are going to need in excess of 80 costumes and although we have quite a lot in stock, we need to add to these to bring all our characters to life. We have 11 Fairies, 8 Servants, 14 Rats, 8 Circus Performers and 13 Villagers to dress; That's even before we make sure the mains have their costumes sorted and we all know a good Dame demands several costume changes, "oh yes (s)he does".
Later this month we will start the process of making even more costumes, modifying the ones we have and washing those that have been in storage. Luckily we seem to have several sewing machines at the ready to hem acres of circular skirts, make lots of new tops, and I am grateful for every stitch sewn.
Luckily with one daughter at Uni until the show I can turn her room into a giant (ha, ha) wardrobe! We will need a day in the lockup sorting out the rest of the costumes but that can wait for 1/2 term! Lets hope for a dry day!
And now with auction deadlines approaching, its time to hit E-bay again and see if those size 9 heels are still in budget! Next week we hit Primark and the material shops to source more...... Will my credit card max out? I hope not!