One of my favorite things about the ballet are the costumes. I think that the wardrobe helps convey the story and set the scene and time period. In La Sylphide which I watched in class, I enjoyed the Scottish kilts that both men and women wore. Whether or not it was supposed to take place in Scotland I am unaware of, but it did give the ballet a foreign look. It also expressed youth especially in Effie’s case because it made her look like a schoolgirl which symbolizes youth and innocence. In Giselle, the costumes are more peasant-like with ribbon corsets and tulle skirts. The costumes Giselle wore were simple to show she was a plain girl, but they were still so beautifully constructed. I would really like to see another ballet were the costumes are showing a character’s wealth because I think those kinds of costumes would be really beautiful. I have more trouble discerning between the men’s costumes and what they are trying to say about the character because I feel like they all look similar. I do however think the male costumes demonstrate culture as well as the women’s like how James from La Sylphide wears a kilt like the women do to show the Scottish culture. I really enjoyed La Sylphide in class and also learning about Giselle after class.