Items filtered by date: July 2017 - The Costumers Institute

Clothing, and the quality of life during the Victorian times depended on whether you were rich or poor...

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The Victorian era, with crinolines ...

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Let's look at a pair of screen-used World War II solider uniforms from the HBO show The Pacific. Adam and Norm examine the costumes and discuss the ways they're weathered and distressed to simulate combat wear and tear for filming. 

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We spend the day at the incredible Hollywood Costume exhibition currently on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles! Adam Savage explores the gallery with his friend and exhibit curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis--the designer of Indiana Jones' iconic costume. They discuss the role of the costume design in cinematic storytelling and the wonderful stories behind some of the 150 costumes on display.

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How exactly does one so fluffy get in and out of a car? Ladies of the Great Basin Costume Society demonstrate this clash of centuries.

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Listen in as costume and makeup designer Kym Barrett shares her creative process fueling the stunning handmade creations showcased in TORUK – The First Flight. We learn that opening night doesn’t signal the end of a designer’s responsibilities, as Barrett and the rest of the cast and crew continuously push themselves to search out improvements that can bring each character one step closer to perfection.

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Costume designer Kym Barrett takes us through her process of creating Keanu Reeves' Neo suit for "The Matrix Reloaded"...

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A close-up look at those B&B Costumes ...

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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.