In January of 2013, I met with the friend of a friend, named Blu Fogarty.
Blu is a very talented performer at Universal Studios, who wanted to show me a Rock Operetta he had written entitled “Bacchanal Carnival”. The show is a very diverse Morality Play about a character called “Everyman”, he actually performed it for me, from beginning to end, playing and singing the parts for each of the characters he had written. It was quite impressive. I felt compelled to become involved.
Blu’s goal is to tour his charity benefit rock operetta and use it to raise money for local charities by partnering with them in communities where it will be shown. (See the C.O.R.E. Incorporated Facebook Page or Website for more information.)
Over the last 2 years Blu formed a 501c3 non profit organization called C.O.R.E. Incorporated, whose primary mission is to put this show on tour.
Last year, I agreed to help by putting together a good, better and best budget for wardrobe.
My Fashion Designer friend David Barnes of Piida Diida agreed to fill in some of the costume blanks with concept drawings.
Through another series of meetings Blu decided to replace the touring orchestra with a Circus Style Calliope Machine with a Steam Punk edge.
I introduced Blu to a few more friends, who I thought might be able to help him along his journey including Winfield Murdock, a very talented Costume Designer, Fabrication Specialist and Owner of Winfield Murdock Creative Works in Orlando.
This winter Blu had an event coming up and has been wanting his “MC” costume fabricated, so he could wear it to meetings with potential investors to help convey his concept, perform parts of the play and for general marketing purposes.
Miguel Moreta, a London Educated Fashion Graduate, Costume Designer & Fabricator I’ve been working with over the last few months, sat down with Blu a few weeks ago and sketched out all of the details needed to move the project into fabrication.
Winfield Murdock met with Blu to discuss the final details and began working on construction.
I worked mostly on the leather pants from beginning to end.
The end result was a Custom Military Style Tails Coat, Hand Made Leather Top Hat and Patchwork Leather Pants.
This costume is one of many amazing costumes pending fabrication for this show.
If you’d like to donate time, talent, money, goods or services to help Blu bring his concept further into creation, please contact Blu@coreincorporated.org and tell him I sent you.
Blu needs help with production, audio, video, lighting, casting, performers, soundtrack, props, costumes, funding, grants and more!
Core Incorporated Website and Facebook Page:
Winfield Murdock Creative Works Website & Facebook Page
David Barnes of Piida Diida https://www.facebook.com/pages/Piida-Diida-Clothing/120707634627104
Gina Vincenza Van Epps aka Psycho Seamstress
A List Wardrobe Seamstress, Designer & Costume Fabrication Specialist
Psycho Seamstress https://www.facebook.com/psychoseamstress
Psycho Stagewear https://www.facebook.com/psycho13stagewear
House of Vincenza https://www.facebook.com/houseofvincenza
Orlando Fashion District https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoFashionDistrict
Central Florida Sewing Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fashionincubatordh/