23 costume-related activities for young actors!

Use these activities to help students learn how costumes relate to characters and how they influence the play overall. Students may also learn: how to create a character based on a costume; how to create a costume for a character they are playing; and simple ways to make their own costumes.

Example of a costume activity:

Hats at a Funeral

Assemble a box of hats and play the Funeral Game listed in the 400+ Drama Games section of this website. One person lies dead in a coffin downstage. One at a time, players come up to the dead guy and say their final good-byes. For this version of the game, players must choose a hat first and use that as inspiration for their character.

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