I sourced and created costumes for the Leeds Open Theatre Society’s production of Metamorphosis, a Steven Berkoff Play adapted for stage from a Kafka novel. The play was set on a council estate and the costumes were required to look scruffy, mismatched/tacky and cheap.
For the main character “Gregor” I adapted a man’s suit to rip apart on certain seams, during the character’s transition from man to bug. This costume was also broken down to look aged and well worn. As well as the costume needing to break apart throughout the performance, I also created a detachable hump that was added during the performance to make the character look deformed during the transformation.