How do you even…. ?
This is the type of stage pageantry that people pay hundreds to see. Imagine how long the costume designer took intricately put into making those dresses the people behind the scene are the true heroes of theater
The one on the right is a true work of art
AH YES THEATRE
Okay. One correction: Imagine how long it took the costume designer to DESIGN those dresses and imagine how long it took the costumers in the costume shop to build and adorn those dresses. Costumes at this level are not made by the designer. The designer designs the dress and makes sure the dress is built to specification. The costumers (First hands, cutters, drapers, stitchers, etc) actually make the dress. (Also kudos to wig masters for being involved in this and wardrobe for setting it up and cleaning it during the runs).
But yes, oh my god this dress is amazing. Good on all the costumers involved in these dresses.
There are both from last years performance of Cinderella in Broadway. I recognize both actresses. Victoria Clark, the fairy god mother, freaking killed in her role. She was awesome. Also, this same exact performance had Santino Fontana, the voice of Prince Hans from Frozen, as Prince Topher. You have no idea how surreal it was to hear him singing as a sweet, naive prince early in the year, and then later that year, he’s Prince freaking Hans.
But on the subject of Broadway costume transformations: I saw Beauty and the Beast in 2008. The Beast transformation from beast to human was the coolest thing, and I can’t find it anywhere! The spun him around horizontally, and his ‘human’ hands and arms bursted out of the costume. It was so amazing when I saw it. Either way, looking up the various other ways shows did the transformation is pretty damn awesome.