The Main Character: Tommy
The main character of the Bros play is Tommy. He's a young man from Scranton University, 19 years old. He's got short beards and blue eyes. The right cheek of Tommy has a hint of a thin scar. He wears brown dyed leather armor, a black belt and boots, and a sword that hangs from his belt. Tommy grew up in Werth, a village not far from the capital. He's a little educated and comes from a modest family. Tommy has been a playful boy since childhood, and he was really curious. His Uncle Jos used to tell him tales of adventure, and he was interested in finding fame and riches. When Tommy was fourteen, he decided to go for a walk in the forest and by bad luck; the bear grazed on his right cheek. Since then, he was never actively involved in the activities taking place in the village. When he attained nineteen years, he was a master in hunting and adventure because he had gained skills from his childhood experience. He became more respectful of himself.
The Second Character: Timmy
The second character is called Timmy from Johnson University. He is nineteen years old with. Timmy has a long brown hair and green eyes and a red dragon tattoo on his right arm. Timmy is wearing a long, colorful dress with a cloth wrapped around her shoulders. He grew up in a wealthy family in the village of Werth, and as opposed to Tommy, he is talkative and social. He meets Tommy in the forest and almost fought because they were going after the same hunt. The story talks about their friendship and their adventure in the forest.
The Importance of Costumes in Theater
The clothes worn by characters during a play or a story reveal his or her real character. The costumes also reveal the virtues of the characters. Clothing will always speak for the characters involved in any theater presentation. When designing a costume, the character should be a key consideration apart from script, concept, place and the geographical position from which a designer interprets what a dress should look. After all the above details have been set, the details of the outfit are determined by the mood, class, age, gender, and personality of the character to be dressed.
The Role of Color and Mood in Costume Design
When dressing the leading characters the mood of the play will affect the choice of the costume is going to be used. For instance, a dull color like black will be used to signify a somber or a sad mood in the story. The storyline and the overview of the play will help to determine the color of the cloth that the character will be putting on in each part of the play thus the mood of the play will be developed. Different colors signify different things hence it helps in expanding the mind of the audiences on the feel of a particular scene when placed in a specific character. Color can have a significant meaning and may impact on the cognition and behavior of the audience. For both the leading characters, I will design their costumes in such a way that they will have light colored clothes to blend with the colorful background of the theater stage. For instance, where they are going out on an adventure. In the incidence that Tommy was grazed by bear, his costume will have some dark color like black to indicate a scary mood.
Socioeconomic Status and Costume Design
Another essential feature that a designer must consider when coming up with costumes for the characters is their socioeconomic status or their class in the society. For instance, a princess who puts on the garb of a maidservant in the play may make the audience start questioning the role of the characters instead of focusing on the production of the play. The costume must fade into the background and assimilate with the setting of the play so that the attention of the audience is captured. The design of the dress will enable the character to show his or her production of the story. Tommy is the main character, and he comes from a humble family background. The definition of the class will help in establishing historical accuracy. To show this position to the audience, I am going to design his costumes to represent a person who comes from a middle-class society and not make him appear like a king or a prince by dressing him like a with a crown on his head. His clothes will be light-colored shirts with stripes and simple long trousers with a black leather belt. It won't make a good picture to the audience, and hence the storyline of the play will not have been achieved. For Timmy, since he is from a wealthy family, I will dress him high-quality cotton shirts which he can roll up the sleeves to show the tattoos on his arm. The boots will be of leather and khaki trousers.
The Role of Age in Costume Design
The age of the character should also be displayed by the design of the costume. In most plays, the characters are given the roles of much younger or older people. For this scenario to be achieved, the clothes that they put on will give the impression of the age of the character to the audiences. Since both Tommy and Timmy are nineteen years old, most of their costumes will consist of shirts, casual trousers, and high boots. I will also dress him in a cowboy cap and a bandana to portray his youthful energy.
In conclusion, the design of costumes for characters depends on a combination of many factors which will enable the audience to follow the scenes of the play. Age, color and mood, and class are considered in the design process.