Rae Stephens

Rae Stephens

Saturday, 02 September 2017 13:44

Designing The Batsuits

Designing a batsuit can be rather challenging; for example, the batsuit cape needed to drape beautifully and dramatically for those strong scenes, but for other scenes, it needed to ruffle a bit by a gentle breeze. Enjoy comments from costume Supervisors, costume Coordinators, and costume FX artists along with other costume designers and directors. There is even mention of a victorian mangle which we know as the old fashioned wringer part of the wringer-washer that grandmother may have used. But wait, there's more ...

Stephen Cabral, Director of the Costume Collection, takes actor Charlie Williams for a tour of the Theatre Development Funds' outrageous closet featuring over 80,000 pieces ...

What an amazing resource for our New York Costumer friends. My friend Lynne, has begun such a collection by starting a very reasonable costume rental business that works with local Lethbridge community theater and independent film groups. So far, we've built period costume pieces, collected vintage hats, accessories, boots and shoes and, even provide the producer with an accurate Wardrobe Bible Book for their archives. Are you interested in beginning a local costume collection? Comb through vintage shops, collectables fairs and second-hand clothing stores to find those exquisite articles. Let me know if you need tips on cleaning or storing; I'd love to showcase your work .... remember: have fun, or it's work...

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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.