24 June 2015
I created sketches for the costumes of “MELEVISIONE” characters as well as followed its production by choosing the fabric, trimmings, buttons, ribbons, thread, zips, padding and every other material needed.
I dyed, stained, painted cottons, silk, linen and every other natural fibre that shaped these garments with love, passion and dedication in order to supply the actor with the means to
best and most naturally act the soul of the character.
Every single character of Melevisione wears a so called basic costume along with make up, wigs and accessories always present in the wardrobe and those outfits needed by the script.
From September 2004 to September 2012, I took part in more than 800 plays and labelled hundreds of outfits as part of their making.
I created the outfits and looks of:
Princess Odessa, later Queen. I dyed the lilac shades of every petal of the garment. I made the crown and decorated the little shoes with pearls and drawstrings as well as the red dress and the green and yellow one of the Princess wardrobe.
Witch Varana’s: purple dress is covered with black, burgundy, purple and grey shaded rags that produce that “witchy” effect of the jacket and skirt. The bat shaped hair pin is also one of my personal creations.
Lina the Fairy :whose colours recall lake and source water with its delicate green and light blues shades that I personally dyed by hand.
Orchessa Orchidea: The lemon yellow and green stains create the pattern of her blouse whereas the skirt has a stains and grey-light blue shades. The underskirt that out comes from the hems has a faded and stained black frill. The bustier made with leather left overs in brown nuances is turned into ‘worn’ by the cord that makes it up. Bags and belts were dirtied by dark dyes like the yellow boots that along with the necklace and pigtails made of string and wood complete this “ogrish” outfit.
Sibilla the cat: I painted her tights, I made and put on stage the cat hairnet with its ears,the tail and gloves.
Drollo. Its costume in cotton has been dyed, painted in all its trimming and accessories.
Martino the Postman dwarf: the leaf shaped shoes, the socks on the tights, the sweater, the jacket and the hat dyed and painted in the required colours.
King Giglio: already Prince in the former turquoise outfit with golden embroideries and currently in his royal outfit with sword and own production crown.
Vermio Malgozzo: costume with different fabric and creased, dyed shirt.
Chef Zibibbo: amaranth melange jacket-waistcoat with shirt, hat and ivory trousers.
Chef Danilo: natural colour costume with white trimmings and slippers of the same fabric of the outfit. Stripped socks in the nuances matching the handkerchief around the neck.
Wizard Mandrago: costume with a cloak lined with chiffon dyed in hot colours like hot flames and blue, light blue colours. The tunic, the lengthened and pointed shoes are in various cotton and silk velvets cut in flame shapes and resown according to the model.
Naima del mar: cheerful and colourful costume inspired by 1700s pirates. The yellow coloured jacket is shiny due to the golden embroidery and the golden buttons.
Scirin Scintilla: oil colour and golden silk taffeta; blue and green drawstring embroidery for the suit, shoes, cuffs and hair style that are part of the costume.
Ogre Manno: New stained and dirty shirts, wig and hair style similar to the former one.
Little Ogre Leo: Costume in creased Eco-leather tied with laces and straw, made out of a sleeveless jacket, plus fours, socks, sweater, bag and high-laced boots.
King Quercia: New cloaks from the royal line, new crown, scepter, necklace and hairstyle.
Balia Bea: in the new version of different fabric and colours of the bustier, skirts and blouses on the basis of the former costume.
Milo Cotogno: the choice of bright colours and new matching ideas on the former costume line. Choice of coloured velvets with trousers and braces, hood sweaters and collar dye with a wide range of colours. Suede boots in yellow, orange, burgundy and green.
Gipo Scribantino: waistcoat-jacket with open brims and pointy at the front in a stripped and multicoloured fabric, big decorating frogs, various dyed map like aprons in different shades or where I applied flower shaped cloth applications for the greenhouse scene. Shirt with big curled up sleeves and cuffs with laces.