Costume shops across the country have varying levels of resources ranging from seemingly endless to non-existent. In Guerrilla Costuming, taught by Georgetown’s costume shop manager Dorothy Barnes Driggers, three brave students with little to no prior experience explored the process of creating costumes, in a pinch, on a budget, without sacrificing design. This video will chronicle the student artisans’ semester of raiding their closets and enlisting their roommates to create three-dimensional looks from two-dimensional images.
We’ll also introduce the Guerrilla Costuming Home Challenge–an opportunity to realize one of three designs rendered by our students from your own closet/living space! Prizes will be given for the Best Fidelity to the Rendering, Best Spirit, and Most Resourceful. The Challenge will be dropped on December 4 EST at 10 a.m. as part of the mini-documentary of the class experience, with photo submissions due by Monday, December 7 at 10 a.m. EST. Interactive! Educational! A fun way to assess what you’ve got in your closet!
Guerrilla Costuming is an offering in the Davis Performing Arts Center/Theater & Performance Studies Program’s 15th Anniversary Home Season, “Seeds of Change: Reimagining the World.”
(moved from Nov. 30).