Items filtered by date: June 2016 - The Costumers Institute

They say the clothes make the man, but often times, the clothes make the movie. A well-designed wardrobe of costume can be incredibly important to a film’s mis-en-scene. Here are our 10 favorite accomplishments in movie costuming ever.

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I love listening to costume designers describe their process of working ... where they begin, and what influences their choices ...

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I wish I could say Colleen Atwood  is one of my peeps, but I'm afraid I haven't met her ... as yet;  however, one must remain hopeful. She is well-versed in designing  fantasy; remember these credits: The Huntsman: A Winter's War, Alice, Through The Looking Glass, Edward Scissorhands and Into the Woods, just to name a few. Now she's extending her amazing talents to television shows like Flash, Arrow and Supergirl; giving us all a weekly opportunity to see her work. 

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Rit Dye has formulated a fabric dye specifically for synthetics: Rit DyeMore. See how to dye 100% polyester, polyester/cotton blends, acrylic, acetate, nylon and even some plastics with Rit DyeMore.

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Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne is known for her work on The Avengers (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Thor (2011). Take a quick look to see how she has manipulated fabrics for this show ...

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Head of Costume Workshops, Mal Barton, talks through the process of designing and creating a costume for the Royal Opera House main stage.

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What happens when Rhys Darby calls Anna Faris to be in the new Air New Zealand safety video? A blockbuster production filmed at Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles. Suspense, drama, romance, safety.... Lots of safety; not to mention that this commercial gives costumers a look at how creative working on commercials can be - look at all the interesting and different costumes and costume 'looks' ... The costumes need to be selected, prepped and maintained throughout the shoot by qualified costumers.

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For a different costume point of view, lets check out Oksana Nedavniaya, Costume Illustrator for David Ayer’s upcoming, “Suicide Squad”. For “Squad,” the process began with concept boards provided by costume designer Kate Hawley, who did extensive research to capture the right look. Nedavniaya’s work combined technical illustration with mood enhancements. As actors were cast, she continually refined the illustrations — and remained involved as costumes were built, a rarity for someone in her profession. She says she got to see her work in 3d.

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Get a cup of tea for this, it's a bit long but I really enjoyed it so I thought to pass it along for you '''

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While we're snug indoors, let's get A quick glimpse behind the scenes of the Guillermo Del Toro movie "Crimson Peak". Kingston, Ontario, April 14, 2014. Hello Kingston ...

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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.