3 DIY Costume Challenges for Every Age

Open your junk closet and grab your craft supplies!

The Alley is host to the best national costume designers and these joyful DIY videos will give you a unique vantage point (that junk drawer!) into the costume designer’s process.

Resident acting company members Melissa Prichett, Elizabeth Bunch, and Dylan Goodwin lead the way, recreating these stunning designs from Alley’s Dracula (with a reproduction of Edward Gorey’s 1977 set), Three Musketeers, and Twelfth Night.

Drama Teachers: this unique and a bit wacky lesson/DIY costume challenge is sure to engage those theatre students who like to dress-up and walk in someone else’s shoes!

Bonus: Click here to hear Designer Tricia Barsamian's reaction to Elizabeth's recreation.

Now it’s your turn!

Take your stab at one of these three costumes, upload to the social media of your choice, and tag @alleytheatre using the hashtag #costumechallenge.

Want to learn more?

Check out this treasure trove of costume design resources, courtesy of the University of Connecticut Library.