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Iconic characters from much-loved family films will be brought to life as part of a spectacular showcase of costumes created by students.

ECA Performance Costume Show

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2019

Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Sculpture Court, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Ticket price: £13.68

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Toy Story’s Jessie and Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians have been designed by performance costume students for a stunning theatrical display in Edinburgh College of Art.

Performance Costume 2019 - Ruth Nichols-Pike
Ruth Nichols-Pike's creation

Student Rebecca Waites’ yodelling cowgirl’s brightly coloured outfit is enhanced with laser cut rosettes, horse emblems and a giant red belt. The shirt is emblazoned with hand-painted prints inspired by vintage children’s wallpaper.

Emma Rawnsley’s eye-catching design recreates Cruella De Vil’s striking costume – first seen in Dodie Smith’s children’s classic – using second hand materials and family heirlooms.

Eye-catching creations

The 1968 musical feature film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was the focus for Ella Campion. Her two life-sized dolls, Truly Scrumptious and Caratacus Potts, have huge, colourful wigs made with tulle, oversized outfits and a wind-up key on their backs.

Ruth Nichols-Pike’s enthralling costume has a seafaring theme. Based on a Finnish epic poem, her design features a giant hat in the shape of a ship, a silk slip painted with marine imagery, sequin leggings and gloves made to look like fish. 

Platform for success

Many performance costume graduates have gone on to successful careers in cinema, TV and theatre. Recent graduates have worked on children’s blockbuster Paddington 2, Disney’s Artemis Fowl and Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. Others have gone on to work at the Royal Opera House, the V&A Museum, Scottish Opera and Northern Ballet.

The students’ wonderful designs showcase their enormous skill and creativity. I am sure audiences will be delighted with our show, which is full of colour, drama and iconic characters from some of the most-loved children’s films.

Megan BakerDirector of Performance Costume at Edinburgh College of Art

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