Illustration

OMG! Valentine Stickers by Big Top Ballet

We have an update coming to  OMG! by Big Top Ballet. Version 1.3  will have 6 - new stickers for Valentine's, 4 of them featured in this post! Also in a coming post we've restyled some art from a 2010 greeting cards project, titled ArtCards by Elizabeth Boylan. Which was the beginning inspiration behind Big Top Ballet's original game.   

We have an update coming to OMG! by Big Top Ballet. Version 1.3 will have 6 - new stickers for Valentine's, 4 of them featured in this post! Also in a coming post we've restyled some art from a 2010 greeting cards project, titled ArtCards by Elizabeth Boylan. Which was the beginning inspiration behind Big Top Ballet's original game.   

Illustration by  Elizabeth Boylan

Illustration by Elizabeth Boylan

Illustrations by Elizabeth Boylan. 

Typography Tutu

Typography Ballerina Tutu

What words do a ballet tutu evoke? Every Tuesday, we work to create and share a unique costume design concept via Social Media. This past week's concept was inspired by Typography.

If you would like to see more costume designs by Big Top Ballet we post these with the hashtag #tututuesday, see more from Big Top Ballet on Instagram.

The Power of Costume Design & Fashion

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There’s costume and then there’s fashion. At Big Top Ballet we’re always looking for costume design inspiration. For ballet costume and set design is paramount. Above is the beginning of a new series of costume design illustrations.

When our Founder, Elizabeth Boylan was taking acting classes, her coach always emphasized the importance of costume and scene props to enhance technique and the suspension of disbelief. He would challenge, “If you don’t believe costume has an impact, just put on a cape and walk down Granville Street”.

That’s costume but the same holds true for fashion. You may be tempted to think, people should just accept me for who I am, what I can do, how I think, la la la, if I’m a good person and do kind things. Right? That would be God and your dog that bestow unconditional love. People operate differently.

People make quick judgements more than 90% weighted on what they see. How you look, posture and carry yourself. Once speaking with you, your tone and how they feel around you is what they remember. The good news is you can use this to your advantage as an extension of who you are. I don’t recommend going for broke but this Rodarte dress collection is a dream.