Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
The Federation Costumes are coming along nicely. Costume Designer Kate Bergh picked some spectacular fabric, and redid our prototypes after the ones from our garment manufacturer weren’t up to snuff. The new ones are much closer.
Now above Diana models a size medium, which if you know how tiny Diana is, is way too big! But we lost our fit model and I just wanted to check out how the tunic was looking overall. So we pinned it back and just took a look at the basic shape and style. The fabric drapes well. Sleeves were too long and the tunic is too long itself, looking for like a dress than a tunic, but these are all easy fixes and the actual tunics will all be fitted to each actor.
The original female prototype used TOS velour, which neither stretches nor breathes. We are using a stretch double knit that is really fantastic. But the cut here is very close to what we want. The female version is worn with leggings and flat boots (no heels…we are at war!).
The men’s tunic was way too small on my size large frame. But again, this is a test, so we can work with that. It was probably a medium and even then the arms were too tight. For both the men and women we need a compression shirt black mock turtleneck undershirt. So you get an idea of the basic look.
Well, thanks to Kate Bergh and her crack seamstresses and costume team!