You need lots of black items!
You will need black long sleeve shirts and black pants for each member that will be in the show.
Hint: for clothing shop yard sales and thrift shops. We just buy black clothing when we see it and eventually it will fit someone.
|Black Long Sleeve Shirts
Everyone will need their own pair of black socks, black gloves and a black hood. In the past I purchased some of these hoods during Halloween season, but recently I have only found them online. I have also made our own hoods on the sewing machine.
For staging you will need lot of black sheets or fabric, black foam core, and/or insulation foam painted black.
Flat latex paint with a flat sponge roller works great.
In the photo you can see our stage set up and we use sheets of insulation foam painted black to create the background.
You need black curtains and staging, I made my own but the fabric is thin and had to be doubled. You could make your own, hang sheets, or use foam boards depending on your needs. See more about my stages here.
For the floor you need black rugs. We buy ours at Walmart in store, I could not find a link for them. But they need to be non-skid backing, and low pile. You don't want them collecting feathers and lint.
Pick up some black paint. You'll use all kinds of paint depending on the project and materials you are painting.
You will use lots of black things to hide performers, props, puppets and anything you don't want the audience to see.
Now that we've blacked everything out, next time we will talk about the lighting.