How Do You Select Costumes For A School Play?
With a student play, you may not be able to select costumes that are absolutely ideal for the play itself. You will face budget constraints, concerns regarding how to make sure a costume fits an actor and, if an actor is expected to change costumes between scenes, the issue of how fast he or she can put on and take off the costume. Consider the feeling and era that you are trying to evoke with your school play. If you want to stage a play with an older setting, select costumes with an older style. If you want to update a play, or are putting on a production with a modern setting, go with a contemporary look. Budget your costume selection. The typical school play only has a small budget, if it has a budget at all. Consider what you can make yourself or request that a parent make. Contact businesses in your area to ask for donations. You may be able to convince companies to donate some or all of the items you need for costuming. As long as the school putting on the play is a “not-for- pr