Bevy is a local designer, native to the city of Toronto, in various trades and multi-dimensional facets (visit ohmybevy.com for further details). With a solid background in dancewear and custom tailored costumes, Bevy is ecstatic to take her love, passion, and skills for costumes deeper into the fantastical realm of circus performing clown-like Slumberland caricatures. Using her studies with colour theory and semiotics again, Bevy will be exploring the use of primary colours with patterns to fabricate hypnotic slumber-inspired visual effects. Bevy is excited about maintaining continuity with the original imagery, working with Winsor McCay’s inspiring comic illustrations directly influencing silhouettes, colour palettes, and print fabric choices. Bevy is conscious of balancing the function and aesthetic of the costumes in regards to meeting the needs of the performing actors (movement oriented, puppets, stilting), climate and seasonal weather conditions (extreme heat, island winds), and mimicking original comic artwork (exaggerated silhouettes, fictitious prints and patterns), on top of a lower scale production budget to conjure the ingredients for such a manifestation. Luckily, Bevy loves working with a playful challenge and is proud to be a part of magic that Frolick presents.
In the meantime before showtime, check out some of Bevy’s pre-production costume illustrations. “I hope the audience enjoys the visual experience like the sprinkles on a delicious sundae of interactive performance” at Toronto Island’s secluded spot, the Lagoon Theatre.