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Creative Costume Design

Explore the foundations of fashion design through exercises in shape, line, color, pattern and texture.

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costume design with fabric

Images: Frank Hazenplug (American, 1873/74—1931), The Chap Book, 1896, lithograph in colors on paper. Museum purchase. 1982.35 Abraham Bosse (French, 1602–1676), Costume Portrait, 17th century, engraving on paper. Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering, 1976.109

Required materials

  • two: 9 x 12” construction paper or cardstock, black and color
  • three: 8 x 10” drawing papers
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue sticks
  • colored pencils

Optional materials

  • stapler or straight pins
  • magazine
  • 1 x 3” fabric scraps
  • paper doll for pattern

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