THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE ADDITIONAL COSTUMING

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE tells the story of a young woman, Millie Dillmount, who comes to the big city to seek her fame and fortune. She has big ideals and bigger ideas. She tears up her ticket home, buys some new clothes, professes her faith in herself (singing the title song) and promptly has her purse, shoe and hat stolen! Undaunted, Millie finds a room in a hotel for women, The Priscilla Hotel run by a (supposedly) Chinese woman named Mrs. Meers. Along with her two helpers, Ching Ho and Bun Foo, Mrs. Meers is involved with the white slave trade, kidnapping girls from the hotel and selling them off to be sent to the Orient. Miss Dorothy also checks into the Priscilla Hotel and becomes Millie's new best friend.Millie secures a job as a private secretary at SINCERE TRUST where she plans and plots to become the wife of her Boss, wealthy Trevor Graydon. Millie finds, however, that she is falling in love with Jimmy Smith who seems to be a penniless playboy. Enter Muzzy Van Heusen songstress and society party giver who pushes Millie and Jimmy more closely together. Dorothy is kidnapped by Mrs. Meers and Muzzy disguises herself (but not very well) as a young woman all alone in the world as she checks into the Priscilla. Millie, Jimmy, and Muzzy spring their trap on Mrs. Meers and her two unwilling henchmen. In the end, Millie and Jimmy are together. Dorothy and Bun Foo have found true love. Mrs. Meers is jailed. Trevor Graydon gets a new secretary. And Chin ho and Bun Foo's mother arrives from China...a happy, if confusing, ending

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Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Millie is wearing a dress that looks like she might have borrowed it from her mother's closet. A yellow patterned dress with white eyelet lace ruffle at neck and sleeves. Dress has pocket for her bus ticket. There is also a white brimmed hat for this outfit.

About the Character
Millie Dillmount is a young "modern" woman who believes that nothing is beyond her reach. She has come to the big city to make good and marry wealthy!

Pricing
This dress and hat rent for $40

Options
Wigs available for sale.





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
This costume (Millie's second) has a yellow and orange patterned top with a yellow skirt. It also has a matching (not shown) Cloche hat.

About the Character
Millie has just been mugged...her purse, hat and shoes stolen.

Pricing
Top rents for $25. Skirt rents for $20. Hat rents for $10

Options
Options coming soon!





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
This costume has a grey-blue skirt with a flower pattern top and a matching hat.

About the Character
Millie is trying to find work and has borrowed some clothes until she can afford to buy some.

Pricing
Top rents for $25. Skirt rents for $20. Hat rents for $10.

Options
Options coming soon!





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Tan pattern top and matching tan skirt with hat.

About the Character
For her interview at SINCERE TRUST, Millie wears a more conservative outfit in a tan color.

Pricing
Top rents for $25. Skirt rents for $20. Hat rents for $15.

Options
Options coming soon!





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Millie is wearing a fuschia fringe dress with matching feather headband.

About the Character
Millie and her friends are out celebrating Millie's new job. They have run into Jimmy Smith who gets them into a speakeasy for some fun, dancing, and drinks.

Pricing
Fringe dresses rent for $35 - $50 with headband included.

Options
Fringe dresses are also available for sale.





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Black beaded dress with matching jacket and headpiece.

About the Character
Millie is at the home of Muzzy Van Hossmere for a society party.

Pricing
Beaded evening dresses range in rental price from $50 - $125. Headpieces of this type rent for $10 - $25

Options
Options coming soon!





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
This is Millie's working girl outfit.

About the Character
Millie is now one of the secretaries at Sincere Trust and must dress the part...looking similar to the other girls.

Pricing
This dress rents for $50.

Options
Options coming soon!





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Millie is wearing the iconic red fringe dress with headband.

About the Character
Millie is dressed for her date with Jimmy at the Cafe Society where Muzzy is performing.

Pricing
Fringe dresses of this type rent for $50.

Options
Fringe dresses also available for sale.





Miss Dorothy

About the Costume
When she arrives at the Priscilla Hotel, Miss Dorothy is wearing a pink patterned dress with ruffled skirt and white lace trim. Additionally she is wearing a large pink straw hat.

About the Character
Miss Dorothy is an innocent young woman who is an orphan come to seek her fame in the big city as an actress. Actually she is secretly an heiress of untold wealth who is looking for a suitor who is not after her money. She is the step daughter of Muzzy Van Hossmere and sister of Jimmy Smith.

Pricing
This dress rents for $55. Matching hat rents for $15.

Options
Wigs are available for sale.





Miss Dorothy

About the Costume
This costume has a pink and white checked top with a pink skirt. There is also a pink Cloche hat to match.

About the Character
Miss Dorothy visits Millie at work where she meets and falls instantly for Mr. Trevor Graydon.

Pricing
Top rents for $25. Skirt rents for $20. Hat rents for $10.

Options
Miss Dorothy may also have another change of costume which is similar in style and cost to the one described.





Miss Dorothy

About the Costume
Dorothy is wearing a two piece beaded evening gown with a matching headpiece.

About the Character
Dorothy is dressed to attend the party at Muzzy Van Hossmere's home.

Pricing
Beaded evening gowns rent in the range of $50 - $125. This particular dress rents for $100. Headpiece rents for $15.

Options
Options coming soon!





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
Jimmy is wearing a business suit of the period and a fedora.

About the Character
Jimmy Smith appears to be a good-for-nothing playboy though it turns out that he is a very wealthy young man and head of his own company.

Pricing
Men's suits rent in the range of $55 - $100. Fedoras rent for $10 - $20.

Options
Options coming soon!





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
Jimmy is wearing a bright blue suit with bow tie.

About the Character
For his evening of drinking, dancing, and carousing, Jimmy chooses to wear bright clothes that will get him noticed.

Pricing
Suits of this sort rent in the range of $65 - $100

Options
Options coming soon!





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
For Muzzy's party Jimmy is wearing a dark double breasted suit with a colored shirt and tie.

About the Character
Looking dapper for the party at Muzzy Van Hossmere's party.

Pricing
Suits of this type rent in the range of $65 - $100

Options
Jimmy could be wearing a tuxedo in this scene instead of the suit which can also be used for Act II.





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
Jimmy is wearing slacks, shirt, sweater vest, tie and a straw boater.

About the Character
Jimmy is trying to get Millie's attention as neither she nor Flannery will let him visit at SINCERE TRUST so he climbs out on the window ledge.

Pricing
Costumes of this sort rent in the range of $35 - $45. Straw boaters rent for $10 - $25.

Options
Straw boaters also available for sale.





Mrs. Meers

About the Costume
Mrs. Meers is dressed in black Oriental top and pants.

About the Character
Mrs. Meers is the proprietor of the Priscilla Hotel but is secretly the supplier for a white slave trade ring.

Pricing
These types of costumes rent for $50. Wig rents for $25.

Options
Mrs. Meers, additionally, can have a kimono to wear over the costume as a change or a second outfit. Geisha wigs available for sale also.





Chin Ho & Bun Foo

About the Costume
These two characters are dressed in simple Chinese tops and black pants with Chinese caps with braids.

About the Character
These are Mrs. Meers' henchmen. Although it turns out that they are helping her reluctantly so that they can bring their own mother to the USA.

Pricing
These types of outfits rent or $35 - $50.

Options
Options coming soon!





Muzzy Van Hossmere

About the Costume
Muzzy is here wearing a white sequin and beaded dress with matching coat.

About the Character
Muzzy van Hossmere is a successful and celebrated singer/performer but is also an extremely wealthy widow and secretly the step mother of Miss Dorothy and Jimmy Smith.

Pricing
Beaded evening dresses rent for $50 - $125. This Dress/coat ensemble rents for $125.

Options
Options coming soon!





Muzzy Van Hossmere

About the Costume
Muzzy is wearing a layered metallic lace and fringe dress. Backup singers are wearing metallic shirts with black trousers.

About the Character
Muzzy is performing with her boys at the Cafe Society.

Pricing
This dress rents for $75. Metallic shirts rent for $15/ea and black pants rent for $10 - $20/pr.

Options
Options coming soon!





Muzzy Van Hossmere

About the Costume
Muzzy is wearing a wildly designed drop waist dress with layered ruffled skirt trimmed in lace. She is also wearing a large matching hat.

About the Character
In disguise and giving out the story that she is an orphan with no family or friends in the world, Muzzy arrives at the Hotel Priscilla to help thwart the white slavery ring.

Pricing
Dress and hat rent for $55.

Options
Wigs are available for sale.





Miss Peg Flannery

About the Costume
Flannery is wearing a black and white check drop waist top with a white skirt.

About the Character
Miss Flannery is the head of the secretarial pool at SINCERE TRUST, and she takes her job seriously.

Pricing
Top rents for $35. Skirt rents for $20.

Options
Wigs available for sale.





Trevor Graydon

About the Costume
Trevor is wearing a two piece double breasted business suit of the period.

About the Character
Trevor Graydon is the owner of the SINCERE TRUST CO., Millie's employer and her target for marriage.

Pricing
Suits of this type rent for $65 - $100 and include jacket, pants, shirt, and tie.

Options
Options coming soon!





Trevor Graydon

About the Costume
Mr. Graydon has a second suit for other scenes in the show.

About the Character
Trevor Graydon is the object of marriage for Millie, but he falls hopelessly in love with Miss Dorothy

Pricing
Suits of this type rent in the range of $65 - $100.

Options
Mr. Graydon may also have another suit or a tuxedo for his scene at the Cafe Society.





Dorothy Parker

About the Costume
Dorothy Parker is wearing a blue dress at the party. This dress has a blue chiffon overlay. There is a second overlay hidden off stage. When Millie spills a drink on Ms.Parker, they exit stage for Millie to clean the stain. Off stage, the second overlay is exchanged for the first. This one has a large brown SOY SAUCE! stain on the front.

About the Character
Dorothy Parker was an important literary figure whose wit was well know for being pointed.

Pricing
The two overlays rent for $15/ea. Dress price determined by actual blue dress used.

Options
Options coming soon!





Guests at Muzzy's Party

About the Costume
Women are dressed in a variety of period evening dresses. Male guests are in tuxedos.

About the Character
These are the "cream" of society...all people of importance.

Pricing
These period evening dress rent in the range of $50 - $125. Tuxedos rent for $65 - $100.

Options
Men can be dressed in suits rather than tuxedos for this scene.





Girls (opening)

About the Costume
Each of the girls in the opening number has a solid color drop waist top and skirt with a hat.

About the Character
These are the big city crowd on the streets when Millie arrives.

Pricing
These tops rent for $20. Skirts rent for $20. Hats rent for $10 - $15.

Options
Options coming soon!





Guys (opening)

About the Costume
Men are dressed in a variety of two and three piece business suits with fedoras.

About the Character
These are the men on the street when Millie arrives.

Pricing
Men's suits rent from $55 - $100 and all include jacket, pants, shirt and tie. Some also include vest. Fedoras rent for $10 - $20/ea.

Options
Options coming soon!





Girls (Hotel Priscilla)

About the Costume
Girls are wearing patterned drop waist tops with solid color skirts and hats. These are color coordinated so that each girl wears the same skirt and hat from the opening number to make up these outfits.

About the Character
These are the girls who live with Millie at the Hotel Priscilla.

Pricing
These tops rent for $25.

Options
Options coming soon!





Sincere Trust Secretaries

About the Costume
These are black and white check drop waist tops with colored collars. Colors are coordinated so that girls wear skirts from opening number.

About the Character
These are the very efficient ladies of the SINCERE TRUST CO. secretarial pool.

Pricing
These tops rent for $35/ea.

Options
Options coming soon!





Sincere Trust Men

About the Costume
Each male has a black shirt, a black and white check vest, black pants, and a bow tie in a color to match his female counterpart.

About the Character
These are the working men at the SINCERE TRUST CO.

Pricing
Vests with bow ties rent for $20/set. Black shirts rent for $10. Black pants rent for $10 - $20/pair.

Options
Options coming soon!





Speakeasy

About the Costume
Girls are dressed in a variety of fringe, sequin and beaded dresses. Guys are dressed in a variety of suits, and shirt/vest/pants outfits.

About the Character
These people are out to enjoy themselves with drinking and dancing.

Pricing
Rental prices would be determined by actual costumes used.

Options
Options coming soon!