The Lion King

I took a quick break from stitching recently to visit a small display at our local shopping centre of costumes from one of the original New York productions of The Lion King.

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I love the opportunity to see stage costumes up close, see the prints, the textures, the design and decoration. And also the construction – How do they make something that looks spectacular on stage and  be robust enough to withstand being worn show after show.

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And with these costumes, see how they move.

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Yes, it’s the back end of the zebra! Looks to me like bicycle wheels have been used to make the legs move. We are seeing the production next week. I can’t wait!
This last week I have found out my garment for the Common Threads Wearable Art 2016 has passed the pre-selection process (Step 1) Judging day which includes professional hair, make up and photography is mid March. This is a fun day meeting up with friends made through this competition and of course seeing all the other garments!

I have finished two works for the twentyONE+ exhibition. Yesterday Josh photographed these for me. Now it’s time to complete the paperwork. Entries close at the end of this month.

WAFTA’s Memory and Commemoration 2015 exhibition is traveling to Lake Grace  in March and  Art Geo Busselton in April. My piece Last Post needed a proper box to travel The Box Man supplied a custom made box at a price cheaper than I can buy the card and the whole process was quicker than I can construct box. Box 2

Happy Days! Thoroughly recommend this company.

Starting to think of the next project…of which there are many!



3 thoughts on “The Lion King

  1. Would have been interesting to view the Lion King garments for sure!
    Good on you for having finished not one but 2 pieces for 21+. I have not done anything for this one.

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