How do you even…. ?
This is the type of stage pageantry that people pay hundreds to see. Imagine how long the costume designer took intricately put into making those dresses the people behind the scene are the true heroes of theater
The one on the right is a true work of art
AH YES THEATRE
i saw cinderella on broadway and when this happened i was like wuht the frick
Chad, care to explain?
THANK YOU SHANTHI I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO
lets start with the fairy godmother because hers is pretty simple when you get down to it. the cloak she’s wearing is technically the underside of her gown. The train is folded up onto her so that when it falls, it reveals the top of the gown and the old rags seem to melt away, when they actually just return to the underside/inside of the dress.
Now Cinderella’s gown is a bit more tricky. It requires a lot of very tricky folding and tying things up. Her peasant blouse and vest are actually connected to her green overskirt, with the many layers of her ball gown tucked into it. when she pulls the string from her vest, it releases the boning and tulle that is stuffed into it so that it springs out, effectively overlapping her old blouse and vest, which were hiding the bodice, and practically turning this dress inside out. her hair and tiara are tucked underneath her wrap, which has extra hair attached to it to give the illusion of a total change in hairstyle. once untied, the excess hair falls away and the tiara springs upright, same as the fairy godmothers headpiece does. if you look close enough, you can see when she spins that her old rags are still underneath her petticoat, and will be removed once the actress walks offstage so that it can be made ready to stuff layers back into.
APPRECIATE YOUR COSTUMERS, WE ARE ENGINEERS.