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  • Is there such a thing as Inappropriate Clothing anymore?

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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
  • Wardrobe Bible Book

    Can you name 7 sections commonly found in aWardrobe Bible Book? The Bible Book is a three ringed binder that holds the complete wardrobe paperwork 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.