A backstage interview with the talented costume designers from the "PUZZLE ME!" project; Colomba Leddi (Fashion Designer and NABA BA in Fashion Design Course Leader), Miao Ran (former MA in Fashion and Textile Design student now teaching at NABA), Stefania Cefarelli (former BA in Fashion Design student), and Valentina, costume designer ...

Costume Designer Lisa Padovani has created some dynamite looks for Gotham ....

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.

Michele Clapton discusses her work as costume designer on The Crown which earned her a BAFTA.

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.

Costuming is a vital but oftentimes overlooked aspect of amazing filmmaking. Let's take a look at some movies and see how the costuming added so much to their stories.

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

 

A television series like Once Upon A Time employs dozens of people to 'make the magic happen' but it's fun to go behind the scenes and see what the set really looks like...

Designing a batsuit can be rather challenging; for example, the batsuit cape needed to drape beautifully and dramatically for those strong scenes, but for other scenes, it needed to ruffle a bit by a gentle breeze. Enjoy comments from costume Supervisors, costume Coordinators, and costume FX artists along with other costume designers and directors. There is even mention of a victorian mangle which we know as the old fashioned wringer part of the wringer-washer that grandmother may have used. But wait, there's more ...

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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.