Esu Odara EMCCAN costume

Costume Designer: Lauren Connolly
Co-Costume Designer: Viktorija Sakalyte
In Association with: Tatiana Woolley ABC Dance School, Andrea Moneta NTU

This Brazilian Carnival Costume came as a collaboration between The Electronic Textiles department at NTU and The ABC Dance school for a performance at the EMCCAN King and Queen’s show at Nottingham Playhouse in June, Nottingham Carnival in August and various other Carnivals around the country.

My responsibility oversaw the costume’s main design – from the backpack to the material elements that made up the carnival costume. The backpack was designed and then dressed and covered whilst all other sections that made up the different flame elements were considered and made using ombre paint techniques, fabric cutting and stitching.