We haven’t stopped working with children in Salford – just had a brief hiatus and (to be perfectly candid) struggled a little bit with attendance.
We are now back running regular monthly sessions, this time at Swinton Library, and this week, we focused on costume design.
A character’s costume or outfit can tell you a lot about them:
- where they are (climate)
- when they are (time period)
- who they are (rich/poor, occupation)
- what they’re doing (anything they might be holding?) and
- what they’ve been through (i.e. Are their shoes scuffed? Have they travelled far? Is their armour dented?).
We put some of these thoughts into practice and tried to come up with our own costume/outfits for characters that would tell us a lot about their story, and see if that could inspire some comics.
The kids came up with some great ideas – from Ancient Greeks to Victorian superheroes to anthropomorphic cat chefs. Check them out below!
We ended the session, as usual, with the drawing game – and we think Bubbles the octopus alien clothes-drying genie with fire superpowers might be one of our favourite characters yet!