So far, a general game plan has been created - most of the actors will be wearing black base clothes, and costume changes will be done by changing overclothes and accessories. Next, I studied our inventory list, actors were measured, and an afternoon was spent pulling costume pieces out of storage boxes and closets. A couple of days ago we had the huge costume try-on and fitting day. Seven costumers tried 47 costumes of varying complexity on 26 young actors in 2 1/2 hours. Whew! It was kind of crazy and kind of miraculous.
The book just celebrated it's 50th anniversary. Here's a fun interview with the author and illustrator telling about the birth of the book.