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Rita S. Sam-VennFollow

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Fairy comes in any race and in any form one wants to see them

What does a fairy look like in 1950? Let’s imagine what Shakespeare’s fairies would be in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The perception that fairy is human with wings to fly or a fairy comes in any form depending on what an individual chooses to see.

The purpose of this exercise is to develop a character concept for three fairies with the theme set in 1950. The characters: Titania is inspired by Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on the bus in 1955; The Fedora hat was a popular menswear in the 1950 fashion, so Oberon is a golden scarecrow wearing a "Fedora hat" with a raven feather on it to represent intelligence and his image represents the field as a provider; Baby Boom from 1946-1964 is the theme used for Puck. Through this historical research, a selection of visual images are created by using sense of feeling, such as aroma, texture, color, line and shape in order to discover the essence of these three fairies and by adopting the modern look and real life topics to them will encourage younger audiences to connect and appreciate classical literature.

The innovation in this design is to make Titania’s costume in the modern period, Oberon’s costume by using some actual hay and to paint it with gold paint. The puck's costume is based on the social security card color.

In costume design, sketching and rendering is part of the process to create characters that can be true to her or his personality and profession. Finally, her or his costume can be made with craftsmanship and attention to detail, so audiences see and feel the character come alive through the actor.

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Apr 11th, 4:00 PM Apr 11th, 4:20 PM

Shakespeare’s fairies set in 1950

Fairy comes in any race and in any form one wants to see them

What does a fairy look like in 1950? Let’s imagine what Shakespeare’s fairies would be in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The perception that fairy is human with wings to fly or a fairy comes in any form depending on what an individual chooses to see.

The purpose of this exercise is to develop a character concept for three fairies with the theme set in 1950. The characters: Titania is inspired by Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on the bus in 1955; The Fedora hat was a popular menswear in the 1950 fashion, so Oberon is a golden scarecrow wearing a "Fedora hat" with a raven feather on it to represent intelligence and his image represents the field as a provider; Baby Boom from 1946-1964 is the theme used for Puck. Through this historical research, a selection of visual images are created by using sense of feeling, such as aroma, texture, color, line and shape in order to discover the essence of these three fairies and by adopting the modern look and real life topics to them will encourage younger audiences to connect and appreciate classical literature.

The innovation in this design is to make Titania’s costume in the modern period, Oberon’s costume by using some actual hay and to paint it with gold paint. The puck's costume is based on the social security card color.

In costume design, sketching and rendering is part of the process to create characters that can be true to her or his personality and profession. Finally, her or his costume can be made with craftsmanship and attention to detail, so audiences see and feel the character come alive through the actor.