Costumes Designe

The project required choosing a character from a play while focusing on three of its scenes. The goal was to design a 'new era' custom for the original play (staging).

 

"Macbeth" - a play written by William Shakespeare in the beginning of the 17th century, tells the story of a loyal Scottish military man who’s getting more and more ambitious to win the king’s throne, to the point where even committing a murder taken into consideration. 

During the play, our hero is going through a moral breakdown while his wife demonstrating the opposite process - moving from being a vicious and inhuman character to a guilty-conscience and somewhat moral one. 

(Third Year Project)

The play deals with the eagerness for power and domination - an eternal desire which is not limited to a certain place or an era. 

 

I was inspired to create a fictional and fantastic world by using a mixture of eras. In similar to snakes held in a sack, I tied eclectic elements from the Elizabethan era and the world of Chess - the game of kings. 

 

The design that I created presents lady Macbeth in her opening scene obtaining the vicious look of a villain. I used mixture of blacks with pieces of peeled snakeskin to indicate her “sneaky” nature and sharp instincts. At the same time, I wanted the lady to look sexy, feminine, strong and confident and used elements such as gold, leather and corset in order to out-stand that look.

Lady Macbeth

Inspiration & Sketchbook

Source
Elizabethan era
Elizabethan era
Scene #1
Scene #2
Scene #3
Fabrics
Sketches
Staging
Sketches
Scene #1
Fabrics
Sketches
Sketches
Sketches
Sketches
Sketches
Scene #2
Sketches
Scene #3
Sewing
Sewing
Sewing
Sewing
Sewing
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