In January and February of 2007, I designed costumes for The Silent Caller, a senior thesis play written by William Havemann '07. I did research on the sort of clothing each character would wear, designed costumes, then shopped for variations of those costumes. This play, set in present day Connecticut, centers around the impact on a family when the father has a mysterious "fall" that leaves him in a possibly permanent coma. Characters include a laid-back college student, a geeky high school teacher, and a visiting girl who "isn't from around here." One of the design challenges of this play was to design one costume that was representative of each character, as the many fast scene shifts made multiple costumes impractical.
Much of my research consisted of collecting images of the sort of clothing characters would wear, according to their age, job, personality, and financial situation. Click on images to view larger versions.