Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: costuming Beauty and The Beast
- We would be able to rent out our costumes rather inexpensively ($15-25 per
costume). We've never done that before, as we are a fairly new school, but we
have quite a few pieces. We built Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Gaston, six
knives, six forks, six spoons, six dinner plates, two teacups, a sugar bowl
and creamer set, a rug, 2 champagne flutes, and a champagne bottle (actually we
purchased this item).
We rented our wardrobe from a school in LaSalle Peru, Illinois called St.
Bede Academy. We also rented the ballgown and Babette from them. They were very
inexpensive. The contact there is Brother Mark. We rented the silly girls,
the wolves, and the salt and pepper shakers from Archive Costumes (Hale Center
Theatre) out of Utah. They rent by the piece, and they have some really
great stuff. The blue Belle dress came from Northern State University in South
Dakota. I believe the contact there was Daniel Yurgaitis (or something like
that). The other company with great stuff I believe is called Red Door, but
their stuff is usually booked far in advance.
Let me know if you would like to see pictures of our show. Also, I have a
file from Archive with all of their pictures, which are great. Would you like
that, too? I'll talk to you soon.
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