Costume Design – “Twelfth Night”

At University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI | Director: David Furumoto | Playwright: William Shakespeare | Lighting Design: Deborah Smrz | Set Design: Rob Wagner | Sound Design: Kai-Yu Yen | Props Master: Shannon Jones | Photographer: Beau Meyer

This version of Twelfth Night was set in Hawaii during the fall of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1897. I researched Hawaiian royal figures, native dress, paniolos, and the blend of fabrics and cultures that made up the social stratosphere of Hawaii in that time.

Below are examples of renderings and photos of finished products. Click to enlarge.