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    Trims: Part 2 - Ruffles, Lace, Embroidery and more ...

    Welcome back to Trims: Part 2 - Ruffles, Lace, Embroidery and more... Ruffles, lace, embroidery, ribbon, gimp, passementerie, soutache and tassels are all topics for discussion in this blog. These trims can be used singly, and look very simple and elegant, or be used in such combinations to create a riot of colour and texture on a costume... Read More
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Tutorials

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    How to Sew Sequins and Pearls by Machine

    Costumers work are with many costumes that have been decked out with the most amazing bead or sequin trims. Sometimes, time is short and the job would best be done by sewing machine. Have a look at this short video Read More
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    How to make a LED Light Suit Costume

    No more worries about been seen this Halloween if you make your own LED light suit. This is an excellent project to try using LEDs in a costume and you will learn a lot by experiencing it. Advances in technology Read More
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Tips & Tricks

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Bloopers

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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.