Nutcracker Costume Information

Role Leotards Shoes Tights Lipstick Blush Eyeshadow Eyelashes Face Make-Up Hair
Mice Wear under pants Pink ballet slippers None None None None None None Very flat bun
Angels Pink or beige Pink ballet slippers Light pink * Light pink or light rose Light pink Light blue None None § High bun, slicked back hair, no braids, bangs, glitter or earrings
Rats None Gray (supplied) Pink None None None None None 2 braids flat against head
Soldiers † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink * True red Red circles (supplied) None * Drawn on None § Flat, high bun
Pages † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink Light pink Pink Light blue Mascara None § High bun
Puppets † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink Varies *True Red Provided Provided Varies Varies. See photos Varies. See photos
Friends † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink Light pink Pink Light blue or brown Mascara None Ringlets
M’dm Gngr † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink Light pink Pink Light blue or brown Mascara None Flat bun
German Doll † Beige strap Pointe shoes † Pink professional * True Red Red circles (supplies) Blue * Drawn on None Two braids wrapped up along back of head
Chinese Umbr. Girls † Beige strap Provided Pink convertible * Warm, off-red Pink Light blue Tape (provided) None One high bun or two high side buns
Arabian Hand Maids † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink Pink Pink Light blue Mascara None § High bun
Ladies in Waiting † Beige strap Pink ballet slippers Pink * Off-red, warm tone Warm red or pink Browns Fake eyelashes None § High bun
Maids † Beige strap † Black character shoes Black (provided) * Off-red, warm tone Warm red or pink Browns Mascara None § High bun
Reed Flutes † Beige strap Pointe shoes † Pink professional * Off-red, warm tone Warm red or pink Browns Mascara None § High bun

 

* Makeup Recommendations:

Angels Lipstick: Wet & Wild brand #502A
Soldiers/Puppets/German Doll Lipstick: True Red—Maybelline Royal Red; NYC #308; Rimmel Diva Red; Revlon Certainly Red or Love that Red. Eyelashes: Black eyeliner pencil or liquid. Any brand. (pencil works best)
Others: Warm red lipstick—Wet & Wild brand #515C or #551C

Pan Face Make-up: Get shade slightly darker than skin tone. Use Max Factor or Sally Beauty Supply store brand.

§ Hair: Hair net needed for bun—thin, fish-net type that matches hair color. Bobby pins or hair pins ONLY! NO bun formers, hair clips or barrettes. Use gel to slick back Angel hair.

† Purchase through CBA—Order forms in hallway or at front desk.

Beige Leotards: All students Level 3 and up required to have one as an undergarment worn backstage. Pink Professional Tights: As indicated
Character Shoes: Maids

Questions? Please ask! We are happy to help you out. Each character has a particular look and time and effort has gone into creating that look. Please follow directions carefully for your child’s character. More information will be given as we draw closer to the performance. We hope to make this as easy as possible on both parents and dancers. Your careful and thoughtful compliance of these instructions will help us do so.

Ballet Minnesota provides the costumes. All other items are your responsibility

Nutcracker Hair and Makeup

Angels (Level 1)

Friends (Level 4)

Coming soon!

Angels (Level 1)

Friends (Level 4)

Coming soon!

Other Ballet Hair and Makeup

Simple performance bun

Coming soon!

MDF Spring 2016 Costume Information

*Updated 04/17/16                  
SORCERER’ S APPRENTICE
Role Leotards Shoes Tights Lipstick Blush Eyeshadow Eyelashes / Eyebrows Face Make-Up Hair (No frizzies or fly aways; NO bun foundations)
Pre-Ballet (lizards, snakes, spiders) not necessary pink ballet slippers none none none none none face swirls (black eyeliner) flat bun
Level 1 (Water) not necessary pink ballet slippers light pink light pink or light rose light pink light blue none none § High bun, slicked back hair, no braids, bangs, glitter or earrings
Level 2A & 2B (Fire) not necessary pink ballet slippers none red none none none see photos at table during dressing Angel bun, but slightly higher – leave ends out & spikey. (see photo at table during dressing)
Level 3 (Gargoyles) not necessary or beige strap gray ballet slippers (provided) none burgundy black none none eyebrows drawn on (black eyeliner) gray (provided) French Braid
Level 4 (Brooms) †beige strap pointe shoes pink light pink pink light blue or brown (depends on eye color) mascara & eyebrow pencil none § Classical bun
SLEEPING BEAUTY
Court †beige strap beige character shoes † pink professional red pink light blue or brown (depends on eye color) false eyelashes & eyebrow pencil none French Role
Children’s Waltz †beige strap pointe shoes † pink professional light pink pink light blue or brown (depends on eye color) mascara & eyebrow pencil none § Classical bun
Garland Waltz †beige strap pointe shoes † Pink professional red pink light blue or brown (depends on eye color) false eyelashes & eyebrow pencil none French Roll
Others †beige strap varies † Pink professional Professional Makeup Varies
                   
*Beige Leotards: All students Level 3 and up are required to have one as an undergarment worn backstage (Wear clothing over it during class).
*Makeup, Hair, and Other Recommendations:
§ Hair: Hair net needed for bun – thin, fish-net type that matches hair color. Bobby pins or hair pins ONLY! NO bun foundations, hair clips or barrettes. Use gel to slick back angel hair.
† Purchase through CBA – Order forms at the front desk.
 

Questions? Please ask. We are happy to help you out. Each character has a particular look and time and effort has gone into creating that look. Please follow directions carefully for your child’s character. More information will be given as we draw closer to the performance. We hope to make this as easy as possible on both parents and dancers. Your careful and thoughtful compliance of these instructions will help us do so.

*Ballet Minnesota provides the costumes. All other items are your responsibility to purchase, unless otherwise indicated.