Ok, this is verrrry sentimental! 🙂
When I was in collage, my “toka” in my production classes was “costume designer.” I would look for pegs, draw up sketches and studies, and source material (in Divisoria, Ilaya, and local markets in Los Banos). Then since I knew nil about sewing, I befriended Aling Tasha, who would help me finish everything. I (and sometimes my co-costumers) would take care of finishing up the details, adding hardware, and so on.
Here are some photos of El Laberinto De Verdad, a speculative-themed play written by Ma’am Lallie Bucoy and directed by Sir Elmer Rufo. This was the second play I did costumes for in college.
My favorite was Sir Rufo’s train-cum-spine (our peg for him was a King Cobra of sorts, as he was the “leader”). Least favorite (just because of the painstaking sewing!) were the cannibals’ armor (but I loved how shining shimmering they were).
I’m still hunting for Rashomon photos through people’s multiply accounts. Jinee uploaded these in her Facebook account… I hope the Rashomon pictures turn up too!
I stiiilll miss theater, college, and the whole experience! I’m looking forward to having more free time to be part of a production again. 😀