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Costumes for A Christmas Carol:
What to get?:
The time period that A Christmas Carol is set in is right around the 1840s. Girls usually wore floor length dresses, bonnets and shawls. Boys wore dress shirts, ties, jackets, slacks, and a hat. EVERYONE needs to be in time period correct shoes. Guys can wear beat up dress shoes, in some cases work boots, and/or men’s character shoes. Girls should get a pair of character shoes if possible. These type of shoes are used in lots of theatrical productions so if they plan on continuing in plays/musicals they’ll probably use them again. Here’s a link a site that sells these type of shoes (please note there are dance studios in the area like L&M Dance that sell them as well.)YOU CANNOT WEAR SNEAKERS. CHARACTER SHOES, CLICK HERE
For certain characters (like Scrooge) I want to stay away from bright colors as much as possible. So brown, tan, white, off-white, (even khaki, denim or black in some cases) work best. Some dull blues, maroons, greens, etc are also fine, just nothing super bright.
For other characters (especially those who play cheerful parts) bright colors are fine. Green and red (Christmas colors) would be great!
Some quick tips for “boys”: suspenders and/or a vest, slacks (or KNICKERBOCKERS would be even better). No denim. A white, off-white, or colored button-down shirt (no crazy bright colors like pink or yellow) And a a flat-cap or top-hat (like a newsboy hat) and you’re done. There are a few girls who are dressed as boys in the show. You will NEED a hat. Other boys can chose to wear a hat or not. If your in outdoor scenes, you need one. If you’re indoor the entire time (meaning you start inside the room and stay inside the room, you don’t walk in) you won’t.
Girls should be in floor length skirts/dresses or skirts that go past the knees and stockings. A blouse, with a jacket, shawl or long coat could work well. The blouse by itself may be fine as well depending on the character and scene.
Below are some pictures and a few descriptions. You don’t have to match each characters costume EXACTLY, but it should match the style. The goal is that no clothing sticks out as modern. Use the pictures below as guidelines while you search for a costume that will work for your character.
General Ensemble Costumes (if you’re character is now listed specifically for a different costume, these are the types of costumes you’re going to get):
Spirit of Christmas Past:
Spirit of Christmas Present:
Young Girl (or Boy)
Where to go?:
There are lots of places parents have success getting their child’s costumes from. I’ve seen a lot of great costumes come out of second-hand stores like Goodwill, garage sales, and grandma’s attic. Some parents prefer to look online and others like to find costume rental shops near by. Since we live so close to NYC, there’s actually a lot of places you can contact to rent costumes in and near the city. These can be found with a simple google search but I can send you a link if you need it. If you do happen to be at a Goodwill or other second hand store/garage sale and see multiple 19th century costumes, it’s always a good idea to contact other parents that you know to make them aware and send them some pics if possible.
I’d like all costumes to be ordered or bought by no later than November 9th so you have time to make adjustments/changes or send it back if needed.
Before you purchase a costume (if possible) email me a picture of it. If you can put it on your child so I can see how they look in it, even better, if not just send me a picture of what the attire looks like so I can approve it. Feel free to ask questions! I’m here to help. Be as creative as you want within the specified guidelines. If it looks like your kid is right out of the set of Newsies/Little Women, you’re on the money.
Here’s some pictures to help with your search: (Available soon)