Sunday, March 14, 2010

How to make an award winning diorama

This week I have focused most of my energy on sewing costumes for a play and making a Peep diorama the Pioneer Press Peep Diorama contest.
I teamed up with my friend Sara who has a blog and is committed to diorama greatness.

So this week I thought I'd write about how to make an awesome diorama.

Step 1: Pick a dramatic subject. We picked MacBeth since that is what is running on the stage next door and there is fake blood.


Step 2: Gather materials. We used a box, fabric, a small box from the recycling bin, model magic, doll hair and parts, gum wrappers, foil paper, a paper clip container, stage blood, hot glue and of course Peeps.

Step 3: Prepare the diorama. This includes marking where your big set pieces will go as well as any painting you may want to do to the interior or exterior of the diorama.

Step 4: Build set and costumes.

The set

The costumes

Step 5: Add Peeps and Props starting from the back of the diorama and working forward.

The Wyrd Sisters

Lady MacPeep

Bloody Banquo

Step 6: Do not neglect the outside of the diorama. Cause really if you've spent all this time on the inside don't you want the outside to be just as great?

Step 7: Professionally light the finished product and take photos.


Missy said...


Christina Rodriguez said...

I voted for you! Good luck, I hope you two win!

BeeARawFoodie said...

A most choice photo essay! And I loved the diorama you two created. I only wish you could have had multiple photos of the scenes. Like Lady M and her necklace - brilliant! And the detail at the table, and the couldron. Then a pic of the exceptional Guthrie haus of it all. Such creativity!! Take a bow.

BeeARawFoodie said...

Ooops I meant multiple photos of the scenes at the Voting Website. This post has lots of multiple photos of scenes.

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel

Emma said...

That is really cool but I think the wyrd sisters have much to be desired. :)

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