Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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4 element costumes in use

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The big final in the 4 elements project was a couple of weeks ago. Children from several kindergartens were gathered at the Vestnorske theatre-center to celebrate with a big party. So much fun to see all the costumes I made in use!

How to sew an emblem

Monday, November 28th, 2016

One of the Lost Kids in Peter Pan, is a former boarding school student. So he needs a proper school uniform. A dark bottle green blazer and matching skirt has been bought on eBay. I did want to add a little imagined school emblem on the blazers. A quick google-image-search provided the image, and I […]

Accessories for warriors and diplomats

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

It´s the accessories that makes the outfit. At least to a certain degree. Peter Pan includes a number of characters, and as designer I am lucky enough to play around with how they will look. The pirates, for instance, are from all corners of the world. For one of them I made this leather shoulder-armor. […]

The peachy nightgown

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Wendy´s dress for the Peter Pan show is in the making. I wanted to move away from the white, and the pale blue is already used by Disney. So I thought I´d use peach, a warm color for a warm character. 4 meters of crepe de chine silk and a roll of peach-colored lace later… […]

Pajamas!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Pajama-day! In Peter Pan, both of Wendy´s brothers, John and Michael are wearing pajamas a the play. They are woken up and then fly off to Neverland. In order to make their pajamas a bit special, I choose fabric that might tell something about who they are and what they´re interested in. So I visited […]

Sewing Saturday

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

My absence the past weeks are due to a total exam-hibernation. Reading, writing, studying and reflecting. Hopefully I´ve been able to write something reasonably sensible. Anyway. So now it´s full force forward on the Peter Pan costumes! Luckily I am blessed with some absolutely wonderful friends. One of them, Nina helped me all day yesterday […]

sewing and teaching

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

I´ve been busy the past days teaching and sewing. For Peter Pan I´m working on pirate-costumes and lost kids-costumes. This is a fencing-vest for one of the pirate. Made from raw silk, layered with a thick cotton-padding fabric and an un-bleached layer of cotton-calico. I´ve mentioned the 4 Elements-project before. I made a design for an Enthusiast-costume […]

The Black Comedy

Friday, October 28th, 2016

It´s opening night! Bømlo Teater is staging the Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer. The show is directed by Nina Sele, the scenography is by Janne Robberstad and the lighting-design is by Axel Sundbotten A classic farce with all the right ingredients: a struggling artist, played by Geir Ersland his beautiful fiancé, played by Jenny Larsen […]

Lights and leaves

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

So a pretty crazy thing happened today. I was asked by someone in the technical department in the municipally to have a look at a stage-curtain, to see if it could be fixed. Turns out the municipal is restoring the old stage in the “town hall”. They were about to throw away a whole lot […]

Nature boy fabric

Monday, August 8th, 2016

I would like Peter Pan´s costume to reflect his attachment to nature. In the original story, the author writes how each of the lost boys live in a tree, especially adapted to them. And if they couldn´t find a tree that fit, the boy had to change his shape to fit! Peter Pan is often portrayed […]

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