Theatre Costume   Costumes Culture    Indian Traditional Costumes    Indian Costume Accessories    Indian Costume Jewellery    Costume Categories    Articles
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to our Free E-Magazine on Indian Costumes.
Learn More
Jimtrade.com : India Business to Business Directory
Business Directory of Indian Suppliers Manufacturers and Products from India.
India`s leading Yellow pages directory.
India`s leading Yellow pages directory.
Home > Costume Categories > Theatre Costume
Theatre Costume

Theatrical costumesTheatrical costumes can exaggerate some aspect of a character. Theatrical costumes, in combination with other aspects, serve to portray characters` age, gender role, profession, social class, personality, and can even reveal information about the historical period/era, geographic location, time of day, as well as the season or weather of the theatrical performance. Sometimes theatrical costumes literally mimic what the costume designer thinks the character would wear if the character actually existed. On the other hand, often-stylized theatrical costumes can exaggerate some aspect of a character.

Theatrical costumes were an innovation Thespis, in Greece in the 6th century BC, and theatrical costumes are still called "the robes of Thespis." Athenians spent lavishly on the production and costumes at the annual drama contests since each poet was given a wealthy citizen, the choregos, who, encouraged by the honour of a separate state impresario`s prize, tended to make the event a demonstration of his spending power.

Costume Designer plays a vital role in designing costume for theatre. In the commercial theater, costume designers have their own design studios and utilize construction shops with managers, cutters, drapers, and stitchers to execute their designs for Broadway musicals or regional productions. Like a costume, it helps an actor reveal character by giving physical clues to personality, age, background, race, health, and environment. In ancient Greek and Asian theater, actors wore masks or used white lead makeup with strong accents of color. In the modern Western Theater, basic makeup that consists of a foundation and color shadings is used to prevent the actor from appearing washed out beneath powerful stage lights.

More...
Animal Costumes Baby Costume Cartoon Costume
Movie Costume Theatre Costume Indian Man Costume
Indian Dance Costume Classical Dance Cost.. Cherokee Indian Cost..
Indian Bridal & Indi.. Indian Women Costume.. Costumes For Men
For Infants & Toddle.. Indian Kids - Boys C.. Indian Kids-Girls Co..
Indianetzone.com | Home | Sitemap | Contact Us