The Fantasticks Theater Costume Rental Phoenix

When two fathers decide that their children should fall in love, they decide to plan a mock abduction of one of them, Louisa. When Matt rescues her, the two fall deeply and madly in love. Soon after, the children learn of their fathers ill attempts and their love fades away. They go their separate ways, learning of the world and gaining life experience. When they become unhappy, they reunite once again.

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Matt

About the Costume
Our young hero is dressed here in pastel shirt and neutral trousers to show his naivete and simple outlook on life. If not quite through rose colored glasses, Matt still sees the world as a place of wonder and discovery without yet seeing its pitfalls.

About the Character
Matt is the young "hero" of this piece. Innocent in the ways of the world, he is enticed to leave home and venture out, away from his young love and the safety and comfort of home. He learns the hard way that life is what we make of it.

Pricing
Shirt and pant sets like this rent for $25.

Options
There are many other ways to dress this character depending upon the overall look desired by the director.





Luisa

About the Costume
Louisa is shown wearing a simple pale blue dress to emphasize her innocence.

About the Character
Louisa is a young woman who dreams of "love's perfection". In her great innocence, she sees life through a magic "mask" which distorts her view of real life until she returns to her home.

Pricing
Dresses of this type typically rent in the range of $25 to $35.

Options
Wigs are available for rental or purchase.





El Gallo

About the Costume
We dress El Gallo here in Zorro-like garb to give him that dashing look of a legendary character.

About the Character
Depending on your point of view and the particular scene of the play, El Gallo can be seen as either a hero or a villan. He begins as a scoundrel, plotting the abduction with Matt and Louisa's fathers. Then he takes Louisa off to see the world...through a mask that distorts her view things. In the end he brings Louisa back to her loving home and Matt.

Pricing
This costume consisting of shirt, pants, cape, sash, and scarf rents for $50. Hat rents for $15. Boots rent for $25.

Options
There are other styles of dress for El Gallo, and prices on those are determined by particular costume items chosen.





Bellomy

About the Costume
Bellomy is here wearing a simple collarless shirt, black vest, striped pants, and derby.

About the Character
Bellomy is the Girl's father. He is a simple man with simple tastes. He wants his daughter to be happy, he wants to work in his garden, and he wants to play cards with his neighbor.

Pricing
Simple shirt, pants, and vest combinations range in rental price from $30 to $50. Derby hats rent for $10 to $25.

Options
Derby hats are available for purchase as well as rental. Prop cigars are also available for purchase.





Hucklebee

About the Costume
Hucklebee is wearing a typical outfit for a man working outdoors. Shown here wearing bib overalls, checked shirt over grey longjohns with a golfers cap.

About the Character
Hucklebee is the Boy's father. He, like Bellomy, wants his child happy, wants to work his garden, and wants some free time to play cards.

Pricing
This type of outfit rents in the price range of $35 to $50.

Options
The golfer style cap is available for purchase as well as for rent.





Henry

About the Costume
Most often Henry is dressed in some sort of leggings or tights (sometimes pants) and a simple shirt over which he puts a doublet that has seen better days on better stages. Our tunic is satin and in bright, though faded colors and somewhat frayed on the edges.

About the Character
Henry is an itinerant actor/philosopher/adventurer who has seen much of the world and life and has probably forgotten as much as he remembers. He is hired by El Gallo to perform the "rape" of Louisa and later to take Matt out to discover what life has in store.

Pricing
Shirt and tights sets or shirt and pants sets rent for $20 to $25 and our colored tunic rents for $35.

Options
One may also want to put a wig on Henry to give him a more haggard look. Wigs are available for rent or purchase.





Mortimer

About the Costume
Mortimer wears an Indian costume throughout the show.

About the Character
Mortimer is Henry's sidekick and assistant who aids with the abduction and Matt's introduction to the wide world.

Pricing
Indian costumes consisting of top, pants and headband range in rental prices from $35 to $60. Wigs are available for rent at $10, and mocassins are also available at $10.

Options
Options coming soon!





The Mute

About the Costume
The Mute is seen here wearing a striped long-sleeve shirt, high-waist pants, vest, scarf and top hat.

About the Character
The Mute is a mime type character who moves props and set pieces on and off the stage as well as playing the part of the "wall".

Pricing
Mute costume including shirt, scarf, vest and pants rents for $45 to $55. Top hats available for rent from $10 to $25.

Options
There are many ways to dress the Mute for this show and price is determined by actual costume pieces.