Nutcracker 2021 Costume Notes

Submitted by mmbguild on Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:54
    • Little Angels (opening Act 2) - Pink tights without seams(Body Wrappers brand-C30), white tank leotard to wear under your costume, pink ballet shoes.
    • Lead Angels (opening Act 2) – Pink  tights with seams – Body Wrappers C45(color-ballet pink), nude (camisole) leotard to go under costume.  Pink ballet shoes.
    • Gumdrops (opening Act 2) - Pink tights (Body Wrappers brand C30-), pink ballet shoes.
    • Soldiers (battle scene) - Black leather ballet shoes (not jazz shoes), Pink tights to be worn under your costume.  We supply the leotard that goes under the costume.
    • Mice (battle scene) - We supply gray leotard and tights.  Grey ballet shoes.  White Mouse needs white tights and white ballet shoes.  *ALL Mice need to bring a pair of canvas ballet shoes to be sprayed grey no later than November 13.  There is a box for them at the Madison studio.
    • Dolls (battle scene) - Pink ballet shoes, pink tights w/seams(Body Wrappers C45), Chinese dolls-Red ballet shoes.  *ALL Chinese Dolls need to bring a pair of canvas ballet shoes to be sprayed red no later than November 13.  There is a box for them at the Madison studio.
    •   Polichinelle Dolls-White ballet shoes and white tights. 
    • Puppets
      • Mouse puppet (party scene) – gray shoes (we will provide the tights), nude camisole leotard
      • Nutcracker puppet (party scene) – white leather ballet shoes and white tights
      • Sugarplum Fairy puppet (party scene) – pink shoes and pink tights
      • Soldier Bunny (battle scene) – white leather ballet shoes and white tights with no seams
    • Chinese-Pink tights with seams(BW C45), nude camisole leotard under costume-ALL.  Red ballet shoes-corps and little chinese.  Red Pointe shoes-Soloists   *ALL Chinese need to bring a pair of canvas ballet shoes to be sprayed red no later than November 13.  There is a box for them at the Madison studio.
    • Candy Canes -White tights, white ballet shoes, white tank leotard.  
    • Flag bearers-nude camisole leotard to be worn under costume.  We will provide tights and shoes.
    • Russian-Nude camisole leotard under costume.  Freed soft RAD character shoes. (need for rehearsal ASAP)
    • Polichinelles-white tights with no seams and white canvas ballet slippers
    • Party Boys-black canvas ballet shoes, white tights
    • Trumpeter Pages-White tights and white canvas ballet shoes
    • Party Girls & Clara’s Friends-Pink Tights-Body Wrappers C-45 or A-45, Nude Camisole leotard under costume, Pink canvas ballet shoes. Pointe Shoes for Clara’s Friends
    • Spanish, Flowers, Snowflakes, Rosebuds-Need Pink trunks under their costume
    • Arabian- Pink Tights-Body Wrappers C-45 or A-45, bare feet
  1. No jewelry or panties are allowed to be worn on stage (tights ARE ballet underwear.)
  2. No eating, gum chewing, or drinking in costume.
  3. Most costumes have hairpieces (flowers, hats, etc.) so everyone should bring lots of extra bobby pins to secure your head piece.  Also, bring hair spray!
  4. All costumes will remain at the studio or performance location.  No costume is to leave the performance location without permission from the Costume Mistress.
  5. Please talk to your child about respect for our costumes.  We have put a lot of money and hard work into our costumes and need them to last for future productions.  Dancers should not sit on the floor ever in a costume.  If they wear a long tutu they need to put pointe shoes on before the costume so they do not have to sit on the floor in the costume.  Dancers need to put make up on before they put their costume on and be careful not to get make up on their costumes.