Using Costume to Define a Character


The class reads a short story and each student chooses a character. They analyze the character’s age, personality, social, and economic status, and imagine clothes he/she might wear. Then they make a presentation board to convey their ideas to the class. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included

Suggested Classes:

Art, Drama, Literature

State and National Standards:

Arizona, California, Washington, National


Suggested Materials:

  • Selection of short stories
  • Paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Magazines
  • Glue
  • Paint chips
  • Poster board
  • Fabrics