Be Our Guest – A Recipe for Fun (Part 3)

A Recipe for Fun… Costumes? Beauty and the Beast at Batavia Studios was a 5 week commitment in the summer of 2018.  If you are following along, you will already know that I had worked fast and furious to create all of the inanimate object costumes. Most of the costumes were heavy on sewing and building. …

Be Our Guest – Setting the Table (Part 2)

Let’s Set the Table…of Costumes If you are following this story, you will know the challenges I faced as costume designer for the recent Batavia Studios’ production of “Beauty and the Beast”.  In this installment, we are going to look at some of the costumes that required actual construction.  Specifically, I will discuss the plates…

Once Upon a Pastel Dream

Once Upon a Pastel Dream… I have a very good friend, collaborator, patron, mentor, and fellow mama in my tribe and when she texts “Would you be interested….?” I sit up straighter and get out my calendar. Let’s call her “BS” (no, not THAT BS…it just happens to be the initials of her business!). We…