Zombie Prom by John Dempsey
Zombie Prom is a love story between two high school seniors, Toffee and Jonny, in the 1950's. After Toffee breaks up with Jonny at her parent's request, he throws himself into a nuclear plant and comes back as a zombie and takes Toffee to the prom.
Toffee's character was a popular girl. She needed to wear trendy things while still adhering to the school dress code and wearing something that reflected the school colors and logo. She also went through a grieving period during the show, meaning she had three main costumes, her school outfit, her grieving outfit, and her prom dress.
Zombie Prom was the first show I costumed and I worked with a team to create Toffee's costumes. Specifically, I worked on her school blouse and her prom dress.
The blouse was made from a thin, blue polka dot cotton that matched the school color blue that also wouldn't be too hot for the actress. I added an extension on the bottom to make sure it stayed tucked into her skirt.
The prom dress base was found at a thrift store. I helped to spray paint it the shade of green that we wanted and then helped drape the same colored tulle over the bodice to achieve a 1950's prom dress look.