This week we continued our dragon project and tracing work.
Today we had a large group meeting to discuss the next steps in our projects. After collecting different kinds of designs, drawings, paintings, tracings and dragon studies we decided it is time to make a final costume design.
What do we want the dragon costume to look like?
The group decided on the colors green, yellow, purple, orange, blue and black striped for the body and red for the dragon's head.
"Horns. Two on the top of the head." - Finlay
We also decided on adding a tongue, fire, a mouth, and "people for dragon" (Luke).
"A curvy body and sticks to hold it up." - Hugh
"The biggest one ever." - Luke, thinking about the size of the costume.
Bea added that the body would also need "scales". Which brought up a concern for Jade: "Are they sharp?" But we agreed that scales can be sharp or soft.
That discussion brought us to another topic:
What kind of materials should we use for our dragon costume?
"I think we need fabric." - Hugh
"I think we need scales that are hard." - Jade
Hugh had the idea that if we want to be able to touch the scales they should be soft and made out of fabric as well.
How can we connect the different materials?
As a response Luke interlaced his fingers and said "Like this."
Bea and Finlay both shared their idea to use sewing as a way of connecting the materials.
This discussion helped us visualize our final dragon costume. After deciding on critical parts of the costume, such as colors, size and details of his "body" we are now entering the material collection phase of our project.