Costumers Blog

  • Film Wardrobe Workshop - We Got All the Dirt!

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Tutorials

  • Costume Designer: Arianne Phillips

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  • More Details ...

    There are always more details we can add to a costume design to achieve the desired look; sometimes the details are as simple (or complicated) Read More
  • Come Fly with Me

    QUESTION: What do these shows have in common? THE WIZARD OF OZ, TOMMY:THE MUSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CATS AND WICKED? ANSWER: Performers FLY in each 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.