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Several issues of practicality should be thought through, before, during, and after the more artistic phases of the design process. For example, if the character gets into a fight and gets thrown all around the stage, a costume made out of a reasonably durable material will be necessary. Another important thing to consider are entrances and exits on the set. Large hoop skirts and the like often will not fit conveniently through a doorway, and thus may cause problems for the actor.

Another important issue to consider is that of size of ornaments and other details on the costumes. Most will have to be made larger-than-life if they are to be seen, as small detail tends to get lost on stage.

Steve Richardson 2000-07-06

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