Photo Credit: The Other Richard.
Sarah has been working on a very special project recently creating the transition costume for the Beast for the Theatre Royal Winchester's Beauty and the Beast.
Sarah Buss making the Beast's Costume. Photo from Sarah's Instagram @costumeaub
In addition to the frockcoat shown in the photograph, the rest of the costume consists of breeches and a waistcoat. Working on a Pantomime costume is the first element of Sarah's final year of study.
Beauty & the Beast has been staged at Theatre Royal Winchester. Photo by The Other Richard
This was my first time making a full male costume and I absolutely loved making the 18th century inspired frock coat, breeches and waistcoat. I had a lot of fun decorating the costume to give it that extra panto sparkle. As the jacket was for the Beast to wear during his transformation scenes I had to experiment with using non-traditional fastenings and decided to use magnets which were really fun to work with.
I would like to thank the Isle of Man Arts Council for their continued support of my work and for featuring it on their social media. I am currently working on my Research Project which is to be completed in January, before I undertake my Final Major Project. I am proposing my major project idea to the tutors over the coming weeks and once approved I can't wait to share with you my plans for the coming months. Thank you once again for all your support!
Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal Winchester