Callum Miller created costumes for 'The Bees', a novel by Laline Paull which explores the nature inside a hive inspired by social hierarchy and horror.
Flora 717 (above and below) is a devout young worker bee velvet embellished with wet latex drips to mimic the themes of honey, blood and horror. On the cork bodice, there is rasterized text to represent how every bee in the hive is just a number from birth.
"The main inspiration from the cork fabrics I used combined with delicate sheer fabrics was to represent the oppression of the hive in which the bees are pressured into the strict regime of Accept, Obey and Serve. Floras bodice under the cork is made from a unique fabric I made myself using organza, a unique glue called beamus and black foil sheeting. " Callum Miller
"'The Bees', is a novel by Laline Paull exploring the nature inside a hive inspired by social hierarchy and horror. Characters: Flora 717, a devout young worker bee and Sister Sage, a manipulative priestess who uses her power to overthrow the queen."
"'A trip to Brigadoon', is an adaptation of the classic 50s highland musical ‘Brigadoon’. The adaptation was created by setting the classic characters in the highlands where they accidentally forage the wrong kind of mushroom... a fun and immersive theatre experience that centers around magical delusion and hallucination." Callum Miller