The Power of 3

Don’t want to take the time or trouble to write costume descriptions for your characters? Using the Power of Three, you can costume your characters with three words. All you need to consider is the color, fabric, and structure of the garment.

Here’s how it works:
Cream linen suit
White silk blouse
Navy woolen dress
Black spandex pants

Color pops your character from the setting. Fabric choice give us the character’s station in life. Structure increases or restricts the character’s fluidity of movement.

Last Sunday I went to lunch at McDonald’s with 3-year-old. I was wearing a white silk blouse and sitting next to a 3-yr-old with fries and ketchup. White. Silk. Blouse….3-yr-old. Fries. Ketchup. Can you see my movements?

The Power of 3. Color. Fabric. Structure.

About lynnegentry

Wife. Mother. Writer. Acting Coach. Director of Dallas International Performing Arts Academy.
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4 Responses to The Power of 3

  1. Janice Olson says:

    Yeah! Your back. Great examples.

  2. Good advice, Lynne.
    Glad you’re back.

  3. Julie Marx says:

    Thanks for simplifying descriptions, Lynne. Brava!

  4. So glad you are back! Love the examples. 😀

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