THE MANDARIN MAN





This Chinese styled costume consists of a one-piece suit with enlarged arms and legs, and with an ornamental, tight-fitting bodice with a decorated front.Some productions use antique fabric panels and appliquées for the decorated front. The various points are trimmed with tassels. He wears rounded, long shoes (crakowes), a pointed hat, and in various parts of "Masquerade" he also wears a cloak. His presence in the Masquerade scene scares Christine, partly because his costume echoes the Mandarin costume the Phantom wears when composing.

Costume design specifies: China man, gold (hat), applique to match costume, gold domino (mask) coming away from the face, black edge, fake plait