2 years ago, during my university time, I joined the student theatre group as shared costume designer.
That years play was “Dracula” – a humorus story about the infamous transylvanian count and his “friends”.
The first step as the costumer desiger was to do some research of the original story.
Using this well known portrait from the 15th century, of the “original” Dracula – Count Dracul, as inspiration.
I drew a design sketch, and got to work.
I made a coif using some red felt, and 3 pearl necklaces. Unfortuanly the hat got lost before the premier, so the actor never got to wear it.
He did whoever get a big furry cape and lots and lots of lace frills.
Fighting with the always unfortat mr Jonathan Harker.
The servant “Reinfied” is a dark, crazy and creapy caracter.
Dressed in torn clothes, dirt and spiderweb.
The caracter of “Illusion” is only real in Reinfields head and tells him to do a lot of crazy things.
The ladys Nina and Lucy.
“Lucys” dress is a simplifyed version of a Victorian bustle dress.
Unfortanly I had already moved back to my old town when the play premiered, so I never got the chanse to help finish or even watch it. But I’m still pretty proud of the result.