Just noticed this morning that the new theme is up! Week of October 10th... Musicals! What are your thoughts? Is your favorite musical going to be the same as what you use for inspiration for this challenge?
I'm excited for this one. Unfortunately my favorite is Phantom and I don't think I want some crazy gown for my outfit, but I'm going to go through my musical programs when I get home to get some ideas. My musical piece may overlap with the Spanish Harlem (West Side Story) look I was trying to come up with. Ha!
I did some searching through old programmes and the web and found some pics for inspiration:
Personally, I'm leaning towards Sunset Boulevard or even Les Miserables. I thought it might be neat to do something kinda inspired by the French Revolution military jackets. We'll see... I have a couple weeks to get moving on this.
Oh, and these are just a few musicals I looked through. Some were too much in the way of leotards (Cats, Chorus Line, Starlight Express) but I think they could still be cool for some conceptual inspiration.
I think this will be a really fun challenge! I love when I have lots of time to gather inspiration photos and think about options for what to make. There's so much to choose from here as well... A lot of these musicals have songs that I've loved and sung since I was just a little kid. Also I think for a challenge like this one, to be able to make something that's wearable elsewhere than costume parties, it's a good plan to not go too literal on the actual stage outfits for the musicals but just use them for inspiration. One thought of mine was to go with Phantom of the Opera and make a white fluffy lacy blouse instead of a whole dress... but I haven't decided yet (another one was to go with Cats and make a pair of cat ears on a headband, haha!). :-)