The Costuming for Clue
This year’s senior play for the Drama class was the famous murder mystery Clue, a play adaptation based on the movie from the 80s as well as the iconic board game. I played the character Ms Scarlet, but I also got to work in tech by being in charge of the costumes for all of the actors. As someone who is very new to costuming, I gained some very good experience. We collected costume pieces by asking around, buying from thrift stores, borrowing from Horizon Theater’s costume loft, and even doing basic sewing and lacing. The results led to some really fun costumes for a stellar show.
For Our 2021 Senior Play, I got to help put together the costumes for the show. This meant finding an outfit for every one of the actors. I strived to make it one that fit comfortably and that would perfectly convey the characters. Clue doesn’t really take itself seriously and is sort of self aware when it comes to understanding that it is a cliche murder mystery. It’s one of the things that I like the most about the show. I wanted to give the characters a sort of cartoonish feel to them, while also making them look formal and not too goofy. I did this mostly through colors and use of classic costume pieces that people associate with certain character archetypes.