Items filtered by date: October 2016 - The Costumers Institute
WICKED, costume designer, Susan Hilferty introduces us to Alyce Gilbert, Production Wardrobe Supervisor who takes us through a day in the show ...
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Performer Sheryl Lee Ralph takes us backstage at WICKED and introduces us to Dresser Catherine Goetschius ...
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THE KING AND I star Laura Michelle Kelly on leading her first touring show, dancing in Anna's iconic dresses.
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Check out Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, in this wonderfully choreographed fight scene ...
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While in London, Adam Savage tours the Rogue One costume exhibit, and chats with producers of the film.
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Catch this backstage quick-change during a performance of The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
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If the costume show-crew list was full, I often worked on a show as a stagehand in either the Lighting (hanging, focusing) or Carpentry (hangng backdrops, raising sets,setting furniture and stage dressing) departments. The show comes to the theatre in a series or convoy, of semi-trailer trucks; sometimes umbering in double digits. Rolling boxes of different sizes containing costumes, lighting gear, props, wigs, makeup and set pieces are systematically moved from the truck, to the stage, and organized by the stagehands. Spencer New, production manager for ALADDIN London, talks about moving a show from the rehearsal room into the theatre. 
Trust his final words; I began university thinking I would gain a teaching degree with a drama major. However, when I saw the gorgeous victorian costumes of the play HEDDA GABLER, I knew I wanted to be around costumes forever ....
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Historical Costumes, Renaissance, Medieval, 18th Century, Outlander Inspired Wedding Gown, Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic, Game of Thrones Inspired Gowns - a stunning fashion show...
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Laura Wyers, a student at Wimbledon College of Arts, tells us that an illustration of an 1830s day dress inspired her costume design. This discovery in the V&A archive helped create the crucial hand-coloured fabric. Laura is obviouslu a very dedicated student, determinded to keep historiscal accuracy ...
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  Costume Designer Anne Dixon, attending theToronto Film Festival: Costume Exhibition in 2014  
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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.