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HSM Costume Information - 10/08/2018

OCTOBER 21 - ENSEMBLE COSTUME PIECES MUST BE BROUGHT IN, TRIED ON
AND LEFT IN SCHOOL.
GRADES 6,7,8 GO TO CHORUS ROOM BETWEEN 1-2 PM
GRADES 9,10 GO TO CHORUS ROOM BETWEEN 2-3PM
GRADES 11,12 GO TO CHORUS ROOM BETWEEN 3-4 PM


Full Dress Rehearsals are on Nov 11, 12, 13 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday). All costume
pieces and appropriate undergarments must be worn on dress rehearsal days.


Girls are required to wear a nude body suit and nude tights (not panty hose) under all
costumes.

Boys need to wear compression shorts and a close fitting white undershirt
(“wife-beater” tank or t shirt with sleeves).


Because the show is set in the current day, we are asking that the ensemble bring in their
own clothing pieces for their costume. When needed, we will supplement their outfit with
pieces from our own stock of accessories/clothing to achieve the right look. Footwear must
be comfortable and appropriate to your outfit.
We will designate days to bring in costume pieces. These costume pieces will remain in
school until after the play is finished. Make sure that the items are labeled with their name.
All named leads (except thespians trying out) will be supplied with a costume for that
character. Leads need to bring in costumes for their off-night character.


All basketball uniforms and cheerleader uniforms will be supplied.

Basketball players need to
bring in their own clean, white sneakers.


Any special costuming needs will be handled by costumes - ie drum major costume, lunch
lady costume, etc.


The story of HSM is centered around cliques (brainiacs, jocks, skaters and thespians) Each
clique needs to look distinct from each other. We will try to achieve this through styling,
prints and accessories.
Also, because this is Disney, everyone needs to look like they are wearing their first day of
school clothes; like they are modeling clothes from a catalog.


Brainiacs - preppy style, nice casual tailored look; buttoned-up, serious; NO ripped jeans,
leggings or athletic pants or athletic sneakers (Keds-style shoes are ok); think jcrew or
lands end
Use classic pieces like button down shirts, polo shirts, capris/chinos, vests, kilt skirts, straight
skirts, blazers, cardigan, t-shirts with nerdy sayings, tailored shorts
Use accessories like knee socks, suspenders, head bands, glasses, penny loafers, bow ties
Predominant prints: argyle, plaids, stripes


Jocks - sporty look; athleisure pieces
Use pieces like baseball shirts, football jerseys, athletic jackets, sneakers, jeans but not
ripped jeans, cargo pants, joggers; plaid shirts layered over t-shirts


Skater Dudes - comfy, loose clothing
Use baggy tops and bottoms (cargo pants), flannel shirts, rugby shirts, vans/converse-style
sneakers, hoodies,
Predominant prints - tie-dye, camouflage prints, bright stripes
Accessorize with baseball hats worn backwards, beanies, skateboard, bright socks


Thespians - bohemian chic
Use pieces like show t-shirts, print bottoms, palazzo pants (wide-legged pants), peasant
style skirts, tunic style tops, long scarves, vests
Style flowy tops with fitted bottoms or fitted tops with flowy bottoms (we’re looking for boho
chic not the gypsy look), use layers (vest over blouse or T-shirt, leggings under skirt, etc),
mix patterns (striped top with floral bottom)
Predominant prints - florals, paisleys, swirly prints, tie-dye, pattern mixing (big florals with
little florals
Thespian “Alan” - dress like Joey Rice (he says it's all about the scarf), pointy shoes
Thespian “James” - show t-shirt


Three “goth” girls/boys - who wants to volunteer for this?

 

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