- Published: Monday, 05 August 2013 11:23
- Written by Rae Stephens
Costumes come in a wide variety of materials, shapes and sizes, depending on the show. A dance or ice show may use soft, voluminous fabrics that shimmer in the light and seem to float effortlessly. A musical show may use fabrics made of plastic or fur, velvets and woolens. Operas and ballets may incorporate the use of heavy drapery fabrics, tulle and jeweled trims.
Each show is different, and bring along its own list of costume care. Some shows require many hours of hand work replacing hems, buttons, beads or jewels while other shows require more sewing machine work repairing zippers, seams or small tears.