Photos from the recent production of Oliver at The Georgetown Theater in Kentucky!
MMHC made two costumes for the lead actor in Oliver- the ragged costume and hat (above) and his dress suit (below).
For the ragged outfit- I needed to distress it. I used a variety of techniques- including washing them multiple times and leaving them out in the hot Southern sun for a few days. I ripped holes, frayed them, and then patched them. I gave this costume a worn look by applying a variety of staining materials.
I have to admit, I really got into it! Ripping, tearing, and generally abusing these clothing was a great stress reliever! Creating these garments was such a breath of fresh air from the tedious nature of replicating authentic attire. They were just plain fun to make!
All the costumes look great and I am very excited to see how these two pieces turned out on stage!
For more information about this production or The Georgetown Theater, please visit their website!