Carousel Costume Plot


This wardrobe plot indicates our interpretation of the costume needs of the production. It is intended to provide you with required costume changes and a feeling of the costume styles. Costumes outlined are in standard adult sizes-extremely large or small sizes may not be available. Also, specific colors and fabrics are not described due to new designs and availability in our stock (except where noted). Styles and accessories may vary.

Cast & Costume: 

Timeperoid: Summertime 1873 - 1888 New England


  1. Demure, pretty cotton bustle dress
  2. More mature bustle dress with shawl
  3. Skirt blouse apron
  4. Add jacket, hat, parasol


  1. Vivid, cute cotton bustle dress
  2. Another bright bustle dress
  3. Elegant gay 90’s dress, hat, boa for graduation


  1. Nice cotton bustle dress with hat
  2. Another bright bustle dress
  3. Gay 90’s dress with hat, or suit dress

Mrs. Mullen

  1. Flamboyant bustle dress loud
  2. Add lace shawl, hat with plume
  3. Add plain black shawl


  1. Pinafore dress or jersey dress and trunks
  2. Pinafore, graduation dress, white hose
  3. Discard pinafore, add hair bow


  1. Plaid trousers, turtleneck sweater, neck scarf, cap
  2. Carry coat
  3. Pea coat


  1. Linen suit
  2. Gay 90’s business suit, derby, cane

Bascomb, Dr. Seidel, Principal: Period suits and hats

Policemen: Long police coats, trousers, helmets, billy club

Mrs. Bascomb:

  1. Very dressy bustle dress
  2. Gay 90’s dress

Heavenly friend, Bro. Joshua: Sack suit, shirt, tie all the same color as starkeeper’s


  1. Overalls, shirt, work apron
  2. Black suit as Doctor

Dancer/Dream Louise: Leotard with knee length circular skirt to match

Dancer/Dream Billy: Duplicate of Billy’s 1st costume, highly sequined


  1. Sailor pants, knit shirt, cap
  2. Add pea coat

Opening Chorus:

  1. Girls bright cotton bustle dresses, hats, bags
  2. Boys vivid plaid suits, straw hats/derbies
  3. Barkers striped coats, derbies
  4. Boys striped knit or solid knit shirts, neckscarves, caps, trousers

Circus/dream: Louise’s idea of circus, all colors, glitter and sparkle

Dancers: Black satin leotard with opera hose, glittery panel, feather hair decorations

Bear: Bear costume with jeweled collar

Balloon man: Suit with sequined collar

Ice Cream man: White coat, plaid trousers

Strong man: Leopard skin leotard

Dancing girls: Harem style costumes

Graduation scene:

  1. Girls- white dresses with hairbows
  2. Boys- dark suits


  1. Girls- lovely organdy dresses with big sashes, white hose
  2. Boys- knee pants, white hose, velvet boleros, white shirts