DESIGN &

CONSTRUCTION

Salome

A MUSICAL ADAPTED FROM OSCAR WILDE'S PLAY

Herod

I designed Herod's costume with the idea of a a vain and false king who would be capable of brute force all the while cower in the face of bad omens. His paranoia, self-preserving nature, and the fact that he considers himself a soldier gave me the idea of putting him in ceremonial armor and a fur/feather coat. The vibrancy and heaviness of the costume worked to convey him as a peacock burdened by his own vanity.

Herod details

I constructed the armor out of EVA foam and gold leafing, with hidden knee pads added for performance purposes. Coat consists of faux fur, with feather pads with gold beads stitched in a pattern.

Herodias

Dir. Michael Alvarez wanted Herodias to resemble a trophy, with a costume that would constrict movement. I also wanted to work with the idea of death, and to give the costume the feeling of being a gilded cage that holds up her tired body, all the while exposing and showcasing its prisoner.

Herodias's harness

costume is constructed out of PVC pipes and sprinkler pipes, stabilized by a weight lifting belt.

Herodias's harness

Herodias's harness details

the metal-leafed fur was hand painted for a texture that resembles rusted, frayed metal.

Salome's crown

Salome's first look

Salome's first look: the prisoner princess. I custom designed the crown to fit the actress's head- the structure was 3D printed and 1mm Swarovski crystals were glued on to resemble shooting stars.

Salome's second look

Salome's second look

Advisor

the hollow headpiece was constructed out of EVA foam and hardened with wood glue.

Head of Jokanaan

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

Salome

Salome

Costume design - Dir Michael Alvarez - 2017 MOD Theater

PRODUCTION

PHOTOS

DOROTHY ZHU ©  2020