Costume Design/Build – “Period Costume”

This costume design and build was for a promotional event with The Welders in Washington, DC. The task given was to create a “period costume,” that incorporated some aspect of menstruation. I chose to base my idea around the ubiquitous giant grey sweatpants nearly every sufferer of heavy periods has had to wear at least once when they bled through their clothing somewhere outside their own home. I chose to use a 16th century silhouette and built the base costume out of white muslin, the worst possible fabric for the day one starts their period. The sweatpants were made into pumpkin style pants, with the slash and spread aspect of the pants showing off the white muslin underneath.

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