My Final Major Project is an adaptation of ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl, for modern day children’s theatre. I chose to take my designs for two costumes; Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa, through to construction, this gave me a variety of textiles and construction methods to explore.The fantasy story has no specific setting, so this has allowed me to explore various themes and issues around the text more freely. I chose to base my silhouette on the Victorian period however, I modernised the silhouette using sweets and chocolate to influence the colour, shape and texture of the costumes.Throughout the process of design and make I explored many different textile techniques including digital printing, smocking, bead-work, and sublimation printing.I have improved and developed my skills greatly over four years at University: within design, textiles, and construction, as well as confidence within myself. My placement year working with; CBeebies, Beamish Museum, Enchanted Entertainment, The Theatre Royal, as well in the bridal industry and joining a touring show, has helped to prepare me for my final year and for moving into the industry beyond University.
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