Items filtered by date: December 2016 - The Costumers Institute
Puppet Designer Emily DeCola ,of The Puppet Kitchen has been designing and building puppets in New York for 7 years. She explains the wide scope of creating characters, sculpting puppets from a variety of materials, and both the possibilities and limitations in performing using puppets. She shares how her puppeteering career began and has led to partnering with Michael Schupbach and Eric Wright at their own puppetry studio. DeCola shows how the puppets were developed and designed for John Tartaglia's "ImaginOcean."
Published in Tutorial
Emmy-winning hair stylist Monte Haught talks wigs, hair, and the demanding schedule of a period horror series. Check out what the Hair Truck looks like;
Published in Tutorial
See through the eyes of the textile conservators as they wash the 17th century Mortlake tapestry ‘February’ in a wash bath built specifically for our largest tapestries at Hampton Court Palace. The tapestries are cleaned using de-ionised (soft) water and a special detergent mixture. Now, that's some hand-washing tub ...
Published in Tips & Tricks
What's it like to work on a stage crew behind the scenes, during a show?
Published in Tips & Tricks
Let's compare and contrast Rit liquid dye and Dylon fiber reactive dye.
Published in Tips & Tricks
Published in Bloopers
Clint Ramos is nominated for a Tony Award for the costumes for 'Eclipsed,' the Broadway play starring Lupita Nyong’o, and designed the play’s sets as well. Clint joined Variety’s Jenelle Riley to talk about the challenges of recreating war-­torn West Africa on the Broadway stage.
Published in Tutorial
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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.