Nutcracker Costume Information
|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 adherence to these instructions will help us do so.
Ballet Minnesota provides the costumes. All other items are your responsibility