Carol Smith and her costume crew used materials from Our Social Fabric to create over 100 costumes for the Highlands United Church performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
The show ran at the North Vancouver church for five sold-out nights in March. Carol Smith and her crew designed and sewed over 100 outfits, mostly original designs using fabric, leather, thread, notions and textile remnants from Our Social Fabric.
Carol explains, “Two bolts of drapery fabric and sheers made the most lovely floor-length white robes and wings for 20 angels. Most chorus members were given hand-made one-of-a-kind shoulder bags made of canvas with textile, leather, wood and stone embellishments. The bases for the high priest hats were made from yoga mats covered in satin and secured with Velcro. Leper costumes were made from natural fibre fabrics purchased two years ago, ripped, torn, dyed and distressed for an aged and worn look.”
“We are extremely grateful for the work of Our Social Fabric and their efforts to recycle textiles and keep fabrics out of landfills.”
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