Monday, November 29, 2010

baba yaga's house

The progress on costumes for the Russian school play continues. Over the past few weeks I constructed the hut that Baba Yaga lives in.... It took some figuring out and trial and error as the costume needs to be sturdy, light, balance on the kid's shoulders, come apart and fold for transport and look good too! Here it is mid progress resting on it's side while the glue dries. It's made out of heavy duty muslin, pvc pipes and balsa wood for structure and stitched with upholstery thread for strength. This is the pattern for the window. I wanted to make it detachable so it would not get wrecked when folded. Here is the window attached with Velcro. And here's my kid trying it on for size. The kid whose role it is, is about eight inches taller. I sent the whole construction to my cohort Katya for painting, and here's what she did. The back with spider and web for authentic detail. And the front completely transformed. Now I all I need to do are the legs. Aaaand all the other costumes....

8 comments:

rossichka said...

Hello! Здравствуйте! I just want to tell you that I like very much Baba Yaga's house and wonder how it will be attached to the child's body. I suppose that his legs will be transformed into the chicken's legs?... Very interesting costumes, too! I'm looking forward to the next news around the show.

Gerrie said...

This is amazing!!

Kristin L said...

OMG! You and Katya are a great team -- the house looks fantastic, and so much like your drawing.

Vivien Zepf said...

WOW and OMG!

Cindy said...

Way cool!

Pheasant Run Studio said...

And the story of baba yaga is...?

judy coates perez said...

this is fantastic Natalia, Baba Yaga is one of my favorites!

Lynn said...

You are amazing!