Theatrical Dictionary: Rigged Costume

Theatrical Dictionary: Rigged Costume


♪ NARRATOR: TDF’s Theatre Dictionary: Rigged Costumes Maybe you’ve seen a play
with a scene like this… (exclaims loudly)
Uncle George! (thuds) -Our daughter! -We need Mrs. Pennyfeather,
she’ll know what to do. I’ll go get her! (high-pitched singsong voice) I’m here!
(audience cheers off-screen) NARRATOR: And you thought,
how did he change so quickly? The answer is a rigged costume, a costume that’s specially
designed for quick changes. There are many types of rigging,
but a common technique is sewing the pieces
of a costume together, and then adding a
zipper to the entire look. That lets an actor quickly
step out of one character… … and into another. ♪ And then, the magic continues on stage. (high-pitched singsong voice)
I’m here! Rigged costume. (ding) ♪

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