Sarah Buss: December Updates

Sarah Buss Beauty and the Beast
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Photo Credit: The Other Richard.

Sarah Buss, is currently a third year student studying at the Arts University Bournemouth towards a BA (Hons) Degree in Costume and Performance Design.

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
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 and the Beast Winchester Theatre Royal
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.

Read Sarah's Updates from her second year.

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
Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal Winchester

See more images from the performance on the Theatre Royal Winchester's Facebook Page

Sarah Buss

See Sarah's work on the @costumeaub Twitter + Instagram


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