Costumers Blog

  • The Canadian Screen Awards

    The Canadian Screen Awards are given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Televison recognizing excellence in Read More
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    2015 Oscars

    It's Oscar time again! Who are the nominees and who will win? I'll list the nominees and then return to the article to highlight the Read More
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    The Costume Designers Guild

    In 1953 The Costume Designers Guild was founded by a group of 30 passionate motion picture Costume Designers; as a strong group, they were able Read More
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  • Costume Designer: Wendy Partridge

    Costume Designer Wendy Partridge had huge Read More
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    Common Acting Areas of the Stage

    Stage Costumers and Dressers become familiar with the backstage areas and also the acting areas of the stage.The list of costume changes develops from the Read More
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    Eyeglasses as Costume

     It appears that eyeglasses made their first appearance around the thirteenth century. At first, eyepieces were designed to be either held in place by hand or Read More
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Tips & Tricks

"The Costumers Institute exists to provide industry basics, procedures, and protocols for the beginner or advancing Costumer in stage and film, through onsite workshops, publications, and product."

The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.