I firmly believe that a costume can make or break a program. It’s the first impression that you give an audience, your first chance to set the mood. You step onto the ice, people see what they see and you have to prove the rest. I absolutely love the design process, and have had so much fun getting ready to play Juliet. With this costume, I decided that I really wanted to find a happy-medium between something that looked enough like the Renaissance time period, without looking too heavy. Juliet is really just a girl, so I felt that the costume needed to be more simple and beautiful than anything else.
My gut instinct at first was to go for a deep, deep burgundy/wine color. Working with Jan Longmire, she helped convince me that a brighter color would be a fresher idea. Ironically enough, we drew a lot of inspiration from the 1968 Romeo and Juliet. Juliet wears very rich vibrant colors, very saturated reds, and from then on we started dyeing different pieces of mesh and experimenting.