Snowflakes! Tulle! Tiaras! It's officially Nutcracker season and New York City Ballet's costumes are as classic as the ballet itself. Layered tutus in blues, pinks, and purples are paired with satin bodices of blush pink and rose. Sequins, rhinestones, and bows adorn each piece, so a waltz or pax de deux shines from center stage to the back of the house.
Click though the slideshow to see an inside peek at the shop designing and crafting the iconic costumes.
Sugarplum Fairy costumes are updated and tagged.
A basket of tulle for Waltz of the Flowers costumes sit in the shop.
Marie’s party dress hangs among the children's costumes. In other interpretations of The Nutcracker, Marie is known as Clara.
A mouse waits backstage.
Waltz of the Flowers costumes include a bottom layer of deep purple tulle.
A detailed look at the Sugarplum Fairy's bodice.
A new Sugarplum Fairy tutu is in the process of being made.
Candy Cane costumes are adorned with bells.
A Sugarplum Fairy tutu awaits its bodice.
Dewdrop's masterful headpiece sits atop the perfect ballet bun.
A Waltz of the Flowers costume receives some attention.
A detailed shot of the Sugarplum Fairy tutu shows its delicate gold trimming.
A flower headpiece is made from shades of pink.
The view from underneath a Sugarplum Fairy tutu.
Mother Ginger's skirt is comprised of rich shades of orange, pink, and purple.
Marzipan Shepherdess tutus hang vertically alongside the costumes' bodices.