Costumer's Blog

  • Costume Designers Kate Hawley, Hayley Nebauer and Marion Boyce
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    Kate Hawley
    CRIMSON PEAK

    Hayley Nebauer
    MUSKETEERS

     

    Marion Boyce
    THE DRESSMAKER

    So over the last few weeks, I've been interested in these works; Crimson Peak for it's American gothic look, the BBC television series Musketeers for its hip 1630's look and The Dressmaker, for it's sumptous 1950s coutour fashion.  I enjoy learning how other costume designers approach the work, and  what they love most about the design process.  

    Written on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:15 Be the first to comment! Read 48 times Read more...
  • Colleen Atwood, Costume Designer
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    I wish I could say Colleen Atwood  is one of my peeps, but I'm afraid I haven't met her ... as yet;  however, one must remain hopeful. She is well-versed in designing  fantasy; remember these credits: The Huntsman: A Winter's War, Alice, Through The Looking Glass, Edward Scissorhands and Into the Woods, just to name a few. Now she's extending her amazing talents to television shows like Flash, Arrow and Supergirl; giving us all a weekly opportunity to see her work. 

    Written on Monday, 25 July 2016 12:52 Be the first to comment! Read 188 times Read more...
  • June
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    It's June already and Lynne and I have been busy; we've had a few new additions to our shop tools as well as creating some new pieces...

    Written on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:50 Be the first to comment! Read 217 times Read more...
  • Summer Film Checklist
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    Film crews at Tourmaline Field in Okotoks, Alberta for the shooting of "Interstellar" in the summer of 2013 

     

    Another summer season of filmwork begin but before you run out the door to call, check that you have all the stuff you need. You need work gear like your apron, gloves and breakdown coveralls; personal gear like sunscreen, lip protection and bug repellent; and finally, Then finally, the clothing gear you need  like rubber boots, extra socks, warm gloves and rain gear (pants and jacket). Costumers need to be prepared for everything and anything; here is a beginning of a list for you ... go ahead and add your own items. 

    Written on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00 Be the first to comment! Read 734 times Read more...

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Cinderella Costume Fitting

Cinderella Costume Fitting

On her way to a Cinderella costume fitting, our Ella, Read More
Fashion History

Fashion History

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Designing Broadway: SCHOOL OF ROCK Set & Costume Designer Anna Louizos

SCHOOL OF ROCK costume designer Anna Louizos talks to us Read More
Shelley Winters Gown Restoration

Shelley Winters Gown Restoration

The Golden Closet's Breanna Livie discuses the importance of the Read More
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"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.