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Friday, June 5, 2015


These are some samples of the headpieces for the Lost Boys in the Children's Theatre Company production of "Peter Pan" which ran in Minneapolis from April through June 2015.  The production was re-conceived making Peter Pan and the Lost Boys into birds, the Pounce Girls (Tiger Lily's gang) into cats, and the Pirates into sea creatures.  We hope to post separate pages focusing on the other groups of characters, as well as pages showing mock-up to finished product of sone of the individual pieces.

Lost boy headdress, made from painted Tyvek and actual feathers on a Fosshape base,
 with nylon rods for antennae
This one has buttons for eyes. You can see the nylon horsehair loops for pinning the headdress to the actor's hair.

The feathers were all made from cut and spray painted Tyvek instead of fabric.  Some are wired, some have their spines simply machine stitched, depending on how we wanted the feathers to stand.  The Tyvek was easy to deal with, and nearly impossible to tear.  All of the elements were stitched to small buckram or fosshape bases, much like making small fascinators.  
These were for two lost boys who were "twins"

You can see where we stitched the nylon rods down as spines for the feathers

The blend of actual feathers and manufactured feathers on this one worked very well
 The bird's nest in this one matched the actor's hair color, and so it looked like it was made from his own hair.

All of the headpieces had a few real feathers added, and shaded with acrylic paints.

The costume designs were by Linda Cho, and we had a LOT OF FUN figuring these out and building them!

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