Costume hats are often built in the same shop as the costume. The Hatheads School of Millinery shares a short hat making video with us. Costume shops may carry a bulk of millinery supplies such as buckram, wire, flowers, feathers, ribbon, veiling, grosgrain, felt and straw.
What can be funnier that grown ups dressed in large mascot costumes goofing around, in front of audiences? Nothing??? Well then, sit back and enjoy this little video.
Mascot Designers are in big demand. It is not easy to design a large costume that needs to fit over a human being, and allow for freedom of movement. The person inside needs to be able to see and breathe without obstruction, and, keep cool if at all possible. Check out this video and learn a few new tricks ...
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.