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Spectacular costumes from a classic children’s book, a sci-fi ballet and the Mexican underworld are showcased by University of Edinburgh students.
The outfits have been designed by Performance Costume students for a jaw-dropping theatrical show. The Performance Costume Show takes place in Edinburgh College of Art’s Sculpture Court on 18 and 19 May.
Children’s book favourite The Tiger Who Came to Tea is brought to life by student Gracie Martin’s art deco design. She has imagined the tiger as a 1920s gangster wearing a pinstripe suit and tie.
Yan Smiley has created characters for a sci-fi ballet set in 17th century Scotland. The outfit is inspired by stained glass windows and rugged Highland landscapes.
Ellie Finch has made a dazzling outfit for Maid Marian, set in contemporary Mexico. The vibrant outfit highlights iconography linked to the country’s drug cartels, with a headdress of poppies and needles and a kaleidoscopic skirt covered in prints of machine guns and cannabis leaves.
Irvine Welsh’s novel Marabou Stork Nightmares was the focus of Dayna Ali’s surreal designs. She has created the Marabou Stork – half bird, half football hooligan. He has a large head and beak and wears fluorescent ‘90s sportswear with a specially made Marabou logo.
Zoe Frewin has created costumes from Disney Pixar’s animation, A Bug’s Life. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984, the insects wear uniforms and their colour denotes their class in society.
Pictured: Io Cleaver wearing a costume from the self-devised ballet Mr Walter The Scientist designed by Yan Smiley
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- College of Arts Performance Costume Show |Edinburgh | 2 May 2017