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Costume

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Stage costume worn by Jermaine Jackson

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Stage costume worn by Jermaine Jackson and made by the International Costume Company, consisting of pants and a shirt. The shirt (2010.23.2a) is composed of a corduroy lime green fabric at the chest, upper proper right arm, and entire proper left arm. The torso is made from six horizontal panels in different colors (red, yellow, dark green, blue, dark purple, light purple) of the same fabric. The proper right arm from the elbow to the wrist is made of a light ruffled fabric with an orange and green floral pattern. The interior of the shirt, except for the floral section, is lined with the lime green fabric. The shirt has a v-neck collar and prominent lapels that have been stiffened with interior supports. There is a zipper running up nearly the entire back and two metal hook and eye fasteners on the back of the collar. The pants (2010.23.2b) are composed of four panels in two fabrics, three of which are a heavy material with a blue and white herringbone pattern and the other is a solid lime green material. The proper right leg has a decorative silk ribbon band attached just above the knee. The ribbons are sewn in a rainbow pattern with a Velcro closure which is secured to the leg with a length of thread sewn to the leg above and below the band. There are loose ribbons of various lengths hanging from the band. The embroidered label of the costume company is sewn into the back of the waist.

Costume

National Museum of African Art
Bark cloth costume covered with x shaped Kuba designs.

Costume list

Archives of American Art
Note : 1 p. : various media ; 28 x 22 cm.

List of costumes for four characters in an unidentified production. Fabric samples corresponding to each of the costumes are pinned to the page.

Costume

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Yellow and black leather costume worn by Bootsy Collins

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A yellow and black leather costume worn by Bootsy Collins that consists of a jacket(.1abc), pants (.2), a hat (.3), and a pair of black platform boots (.4ab).

Masquerade costume

National Museum of African Art
Horizontal wooden plank covered with cloth onto which is suspended a variety of long decorated and pieced cloth appliqued strips and panels of various lengths. A number of the strips and panels are edged and or decorated with red serrated cloth strips. Blue and white mesh netting cover the face of the costume at front. A panel below the mesh netting on the front of the costume is covered with pin-back buttons, clothing buttons, and circular embossed metal discs.

Mask costume

National Museum of African Art
Appliqued and embroidered body mask with breasts and hand covers in black cotton cloth covered with rows of red, yellow, white, orange and green straight and scalloped lines of cloth and heavy thread.

Costume for Tin Man in The Wiz on Broadway

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This costume was worn by Tiger Haynes as Tin Man in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway. It consists of a headpiece (.1.1), cuirass (.1.2), left arm and right arm armor and arm harness (.1.3abc), left leg armor (.1.4), right leg armor (.1.5), shoes (.2ab), union suit (.3), and prop oil can (.4).

Costume for the Wizard in The Wiz on Broadway

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This costume is comprised of four (4) pieces, a jumpsuit (.1), a cape (.2), a headpiece (.3), and a pair of boots (.4ab) worn by André De Shields as The Wizard in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway.

Egyptian costume

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Long outer coat of silk with a cotton lining. Coat is in satin weave with stripes of dark blue, red and yellow. Blue braid edges collar and wide sleeves. Undershirt is white creped cotton and hand-sewn with a round collarless neck. White cotton drawers, very wide, have a drawstring tie.

Scarecrow Costume

National Museum of American History
Ray Bolger wore this patchwork outfit as the Scarecrow, one of the trio of friends who accompany Dorothy to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz. Designed by Adrian, MGM's premier costume artist, the straw-stuffed clothing fit loosely enough so that Bolger could perform his comedic dance number, "If I Only Had a Brain." A sponge-rubber mask, resembling burlap, completed the Scarecrow's costume. Under the hot lights on the set, the mask was stifling, and it frequently had to be replaced.

Scarecrow Costume

National Museum of American History
Ray Bolger wore this patchwork outfit as the Scarecrow, one of the trio of friends who accompany Dorothy to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz. Designed by Adrian, MGM's premier costume artist, the straw-stuffed clothing fit loosely enough so that Bolger could perform his comedic dance number, "If I Only Had a Brain." A sponge-rubber mask, resembling burlap, completed the Scarecrow's costume. Under the hot lights on the set, the mask was stifling, and it frequently had to be replaced.

Scarecrow Costume

National Museum of American History
Ray Bolger wore this patchwork outfit as the Scarecrow, one of the trio of friends who accompany Dorothy to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz. Designed by Adrian, MGM's premier costume artist, the straw-stuffed clothing fit loosely enough so that Bolger could perform his comedic dance number, "If I Only Had a Brain." A sponge-rubber mask, resembling burlap, completed the Scarecrow's costume. Under the hot lights on the set, the mask was stifling, and it frequently had to be replaced.

Costume worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A costume comprised of a teal dress (.1), a light green vest (.2), and a light green hat (.3) worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues".

Costume for Black Panther worn by Chadwick Boseman

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Costume for the character Black Panther worn by Chadwick Boseman in the Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther movies. The costume includes five (5) parts- suit (.1abc), helmet (.2), neck covering (.3), two gloves (.4ab), and two boots (.5ab). The costume is black and dark grey, with silver markings and geometric designs imprinted in dot, triangle, and diamond motifs throughout. It is mounted on a form and stand.

.1: The body suit consists of a sleeveless farmer john style jumpsuit, a sleeved shirt piece that fits under the jumpsuit and attaches with Velcro, and a muscle under suit. The jumpsuit is black with a textured, cross-hatched design, divided into seamed sections. Around the neckline is a silver stylized panther claw necklace with eleven claws, the points facing downwards. Each of the six claws has an indented geometric design with a raised, thin line going down the center of each claw. At the back of the necklace is a silver downward facing triangle. Underneath the necklace is a dark grey, triangular piece of material with an indented diamond and triangle geometric motif at the front and at the back, the same material cut in eight diamond pieces arranged in two vertical lines down the shoulder blades. The imprinted dark grey material is also applied in bands forming a “V” pattern down the chest and back, wrapping around the hips, and forming an inverted “V” pattern down the legs and arms, and a diamond pattern at the shoulders. There are small silver pieces set around the hips.

.2: The helmet is black and in the form of a stylized panther head with pointed ears at the top, silver markings and bands of geometric designs in diamonds, triangles, and dots. It is constructed in a single piece, with magnets used to hold the sides in place.

A vertical silver line runs down the center of the top of the helmet to the forehead. Two sets of silver lines run from the back of the head to the bridge of the nose, and out above the eyes with another silver line running from the outside corner of each eye, across the nose. The eyes are silver, almond-shaped, and have a metal mesh-like appearance. There is an intricate and symmetrical diamond design at the center of the forehead and along the silver markings, which continues down the bridge of the nose. In between the two sets of silver lines is a repeating pattern of alternating triangles. Another set of silver lines run from around the ears, across the cheekbones, and down at the sides of the mouth and chin. A vertical band of dots runs from the tip of the nose to the bottom of the chin, with lines of dots forming an alternating triangle patter on either side of the chin.

At the top, the ears are outlined in silver and feature textured lines in triangle patterns in the front and outside, with a diamond design on the ridge and a smooth back interior. Under the ears and down to the temples are imprinted lines and dots forming an alternating triangle pattern. Every other alternating line has small square shaped cut outs in a repeating pattern.

The back of the helmet has two sets of black lines with dots and triangle markings that form a “V” pattern at the center, with more lines in a geometric triangle motif between the two “V” lines.

.3: The neck covering is a piece of black material with the same textured, cross-hatch design as the jumpsuit, with seamed lines forming a triangle motif throughout.

.4ab: The gloves are elbow length and made from a black fabric textured in vertical lines. At the elbow, the gloves end in a firm, smooth-textured, V-shaped black trim with a silver band in the middle and three silver, stylized panther claws on the outside of each glove. The claws face downward and have an imprinted geometric design. Velcro at the cuff attaches the gloves to the sleeve piece. At the wrists and hands are pieces of protective padding in a dark grey material inset with geometric designs in a diamond pattern. Zips at the wrist allow the hand to enter the glove. There is a hard covering on each of the fingers with small triangular cutouts near the knuckles and the center of each finger, with pieces of silver beneath the center cutouts.

.5ab: The boots are composed of a soft black fabric with textured vertical lines. The shaft of the boot slides up the calf and ends in a V-shaped cuff of harder, shiny material and attaches to the leg of the suit with velcro. There is a thick band below the cuff with short, textured diagonal lines repeating in six rows. On the back of the boot shafts, seamed bands are arranged to form a triangle motif. There is a zipper in the shaft. The foot section of the boots are composed of a fabric with a textured cross-hatch pattern. There are several bands of textured diagonal lines across the vamp with a center vertical band of an imprinted triangle motif. The toecaps have an inverted “V”-shaped pattern. The hard rubber outsole curves over the tip of the toecaps with raised shapes resembling a paw or claws.

costume party

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print on board : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm., on board 23 x 27 cm.

Costume gown, petticoat, and jacket for Addaperle in The Wiz on Broadway

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This costume is comprised of three (3) pieces, a teal and blue gown, a petticoat, and a matching jacket worn by Clarice Taylor as Addaperle in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway.

Costume for Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz on Broadway

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This costume is comprised of two (2) pieces, a gown and an accompanying headdress, worn by Dee Dee Bridgewater as the character Glinda in the Broadway production of "The Wiz".

Man's Costume

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Scarecrow Costume

National Museum of American History
Ray Bolger wore this patchwork outfit as the Scarecrow, one of the trio of friends who accompany Dorothy to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz.

Dance Costume

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Dance Costume

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Mask costume

National Museum of African Art
Locally woven cotton vest covered with cowrie shells and red fiber fringe connected by cloth and button closures.
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