Costumes of the André Hazes Musical – Part I

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Thomas | Artworks | Tags: , , , |

“Hij Gelooft in Mij” is a musical about the Dutch hit music singer André Hazes. Was quite an unusual experience to work on this, compared to the opera costumes… also because of learning a part of (very very) Dutch culture that I somehow never even heard of before.

Not sure how I managed, his life story with it’s sad ending is quite huge over here. And the musical hit like a bomb too: 90.000 tickets sold before even the premiere, rave reviews and now it’s basically sold out until May of next year, even though they have crazy six shows a week. Boom! Someone is making a good buck.

The costumes are also positively mentioned in most reviews… which is the spot for my usual disclaimer: the designs are by Yan Tax, my part of it is to paint them.

I picked an unusual style here, since my usual pencil drawings wouldn’t fit: The musical plays much in 2000s and partly in the 80s and 90s. I think it added up to nearly 150 costumes, and I have trouble boiling them down for showing – so there will probably be three more parts to this. Hopefully next with some photos to show, I’ll work on that.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Chantal Janzen in white skirt kostuum

The wife of the singer "Rachel Hazes" played by Chantal Janzen.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: White short trenchcoat kostuum

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Blue Leather Jacket design, with mini skirt.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: André Hazes - black trenchcoat, hat and black shirt

André Hazes in his most iconic dress. Played by Martijn Fischer, who looks stunningly like the original.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: André Hazes - 90s dress version, white jacket, microphone

His older version... let's just say people generally had a different fashion style in the 80s.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Jan van Galen in white tracksuit

The father of Rachel - Jan van Galen, played by Hajo Bruins.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Friedel van Galen in adidas sports dress - jumper or white tracksuit

And in the partnerlook Rachels mother - my fav: Friedel (played by Doris Baaten).

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Friedel in dress for the wedding - blue skirt, and flower

...how could she not be?

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Red jacket with black trousers

Jan Ebertse as... I forgot, some friend or so.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij: Conny in 80s style, jeans, red cut off gloves, bow in hair

Conny (by Tina de Bruin), in the fashionable 80s version.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij:Dutch style dress, brown jacket with fur plus bag

And this dress is as Dutch as it will ever get. Believe me.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij:Plain and sober black dress - short dark jacket.

The actually most fun to draw. Babs - played by Jip Smit.

Costume Musical- Hij Gelooft in Mij:Red 90s dress, trousers

Winneke Remmers as Ria Bremer (some kind of TV personality)... and I should stop typing down all the names, nobody cares anyways.

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