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Coming out of the woods!

This weekend is the last weekend to see Huntsville Community Chorus”s youth production of “Into the Woods”! Earlier in the spring HCCA hired me to design, and style costumes for their production. I was able to pull in UAH student Kaylie Miller to design Little Red Riding Hood, and the Witches cape. Kaylie is an intern at Fig Leaf Costumes, she is mainly a Theatre major and Business admin minor in her Senior year there.

We researched the costumes, color theory, and textures of fabrics for each character to set the visual tone of the play. Once this was done a student costumer Leah Purves, and her assistant Sharon Purves took over the costume construction part. They did a beautiful job organizing, altering, and construction costumes for the cast. It really is a beautiful show.

We were able to see the show last week. Local photographer Jeff White shot the play from head to golden toes. All show photographs below are photographed by him. enjoy the photographs, and costume sketches below, but to get the full effect, go see the show!

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Back in the Saddle!

I am so excited to be back at the shop! Thanks to everyone who came in last week! It was great to see new, and familiar faces and hear all about your theatrical projects and plans!

Curley, Daisy, and Zero the clowns came to visit! They are putting together an all new clown training class! You can earn your rubber nose at night in the Rocket City Clown Alley group. I will have more info when they solidify classes.


We also had some Gishwes players in the shop looking for costumes. If you aren’t in the know that means “Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World’s Ever Seen”! People compete in teams worldwide trying to take photos of odd combinations. For instance a victorian woman on a railway car. Like Maddy! She looked great in our getup!


Lastly, Halloween is just around the bend! I am getting packages weekly from our gigantic Halloween Order. There will be lots of new things to bring your Halloween costume to life. Come in early amd consult with me about what you want to be. There are so many ideas!


It’s great to be back! Thank you for supporting local, we hope to fill your costume needs for many years to come!

Best, Rita

Very, Very Open!

Howdy! I hope everyone is enjoying the snow before it melts again. I certainly am enjoying it from my windows here at “The Fig Leaf” Despite weather, we are open. We are very, very open! If you need makeup, hats, consultation on future costumes, mascot rentals, we are here to help. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we can order it and have it within the week! If you are out and about, pop in to see the new store at 3301 9th avenue SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805.

Lastly, we just brought a some new additions to our costume rentals. They are great pieces including, Alice in Wonderland Queen, cards and more, a wizard, a witch, saloon/can can girls and some vintage as well. Pop in to see them and while you are here, enter our raffle for a concealer palette, blush palette and more. Just ask Rita or Joanna for details on the raffle.

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