Along with the advice on the drama staying on the stage... the fact that no costume is more important than another. All the costumes work together to make the show just as all the actors work together to make the show. I work with volunteers and it is not unusual for someone to think they have the more important job because their costume is more detailed, or for one of the lead characters. It is important for the kids to understand that backstage work is just as important as on stage work for the success of the show. Being profession, on time, and no DIVAS, even in the sewing room.
Since I work with volunteers that don't sew much, it has been important not to take anything for granted. I teach alot of tricks of the trade. Fast ways to alter, change and transform with recycled materials.
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