The character I am designing for is Knock, reinterpreted as a woman. Our production is set in the late Victorian era, with a suave and seductive Count Orlock and an insane Knock, imprisoned in an asylum for hysterical women. I have been researching Victorian underwear, asylums and the concept of hysteria, as well as the treatment of those labelled 'lunatic' in the 19th Century.
Here are a few images of my research so far. I have another week to finish my costume, and then I'll share some photos of it here...
|My references up on the wall, ready for designing|
|My initial, rough design|
|My design after developments|