Yesterday, mom, Jane and I went to Stratford, Ontario, to see Dangerous Liaisons. It was a hugely fun day, we saw a great and exciting play, beautifully acted. I couldn’t take pictures, you’ll have to trust me. But, before we went to the play, Jane arranged for us to go on the Costume and Prop Warehouse Tour. There, you can take all the pictures you want. You can’t imagine all the costumes! It an assault to the eyes, all the vivid color and beautiful designs. Everyone leaves there thinking how dull we all dress, and how can we spiff up our wardrobes?
There are racks upon racks of costumes, beautiful to look at, but we’re not allowed to touch!
Just a few of the capes and cloaks.
Most costumes are hanging on racks, but many are displayed to get a closer look.
They do rent some of the costumes for small productions. I’m wondering if they would rent them for everyday use.
I’m thinking perhaps this Samuri outfit for a job interview.
The detail is much more than I expected. Many of the costumes are very heavy.
They also have tons of props, I liked this corpse.
The best part is at the end of the tour, where they have several racks of costumes you can not only touch, but try on!
A couple of the women getting ready for that big date.
Jane, resplendent in purple, showing off the beautiful lining. You wouldn’t believe how heavy these things are! How can the actors act, with all this hanging on them?
I chose a beautiful white robe, to offset the blue hair.
A good hat for a bad hair day.
If you ever get a chance to catch a play at the Stratford Festival, do it. It’s a great time.