Costume Designing for the Production – By Yamini Dwarakanath

The day I joined the  costume design team, I was shocked to see how much work we had in store for us.

Now, as the deadline approaches i feel as if we have completed the almost impossible task of designing and getting all the costumes in order.
A lot of people keep telling me that I’m in the “easiest team” for the production, but I fail to understand how that’s possible. Frankly, I feel costume design is the hardest thing. Conceptualizing the costume, drawing it out to perfection and getting it approved are not easy tasks. Take Lady Gatsby for example. We went through at least 8 designs, before the costume was finally approved. Even the wreaths for the Greek scene were pretty difficult,t as each of the 100 pieces had to be handmade and then decorated. We must have used 800 metres of wire for that!
It feels great to know our efforts have been appreciated and I’m sure each one of us has enjoyed working together on this project. We can’t wait to see how the costumes turn out!
Yamini Dwarakanath
Grade 12