I have no idea when I started watching Coronation Street, but I was amazed at how many costumers are also fans. I love Corrie; I watch for the costumes and the drama! Enjoy these bloopers ...
The Art of Manliness presents the steps to shining shoes to a mirror finish. Proper shoe care helps shoes last longer and look better. Performers rely on costumers to keep their show footwear in good condition for the look of the show and for the performers' safety. A slip onstage could result in a sprained ankle that could keep the performer sidelined for several performances.
Mens show footwear requires care and diligence. The shoes need to be clean and in good condition to provide the stability required by performers. The type of show, and type of shoe will determine the shoe care schedule. Dress shoes that must gleam for each performance will probably require daily maintenance, on the other hand, work boots may only require conditioning from time to time.
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.