Behind the Scenes: Beading Bonanza!

A great deal of work goes into our costumes! From designing, pattern making, dress fittings, stitching, re-stitching, and a whole host of other processes (most of them we simply could not wrap our brain around), it is done in-house.  We have a crack team of costume shop wizards casting magical spells that enhance the performers already fabulous selves.  Super fabulous?

We silently crept down to the Costume Shop and learned one of the things makes the costumes sparkle: Beading.  Mercedi Smalley hand beads the costumes (you can see her work in ¡Caliente!), placing them in just the right spot to make them shimmer in the light.  She has spent up to nine hours on one costume!  NINE HOURS!

Check out her handiwork or witchcraft, as we like to call it.


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