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    Costume Design for The Sandbox by Edward Albee
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The Sandbox by Edward Albee
Character Descriptions
 
MOMMY: 
-Classic 1950s dress- emphasizes hourglass figure, velvet or velvet-like material, trimmed with fur. 
-Two brooches on lapel of dress, emphasizing materialism
-Gloves in cream or ivory. 
-Small handbag, expensive material (satin?)
-Big earrings-also emphasize materialism.
-Heavy make-up— emphasize vanity. 
 
DADDY: 
-Classic 1950s suit, practical and well-made. 
-Hair is neat and also in classic 1950s style, also has a mustache that dates 1940s, emphasizing age. 
-Pocket square is perfectly shaped— well put together. 
 
GRANDMA: 
-Dress is 1930s style, emphasizing age. The dress is practical, with very little decoration. 
-Hair is also 1930s style, she does not see the necessity to change it— set in her ways perhaps. 
-Shoes are simple, Mary Jane’s with small heel. 
 
THE YOUNG MAN:
-Classic 1950s swimwear, simple without patterns.
-Hair is also classic 1950s, the bangs have a Superman-like curl. His face is also Clark Kent-like. 
 
THE MUSICIAN:
-Classic Tuxedo with an arrow collar. Suit is white, could have a red carnation on lapel?
-Shoes are black. 
-Hair is classic 1950s slicked back style.