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."
Beverly Downes shows us how to make and use faux feathers ...
Elissa Iberti is the head of the Metropolitan Opera’s costume shop, where she oversees the production of nearly 800 outfits for five productions opening this fall. No detail is too small for the costumes adorning some of the world’s biggest opera stars. Indeed, every piece of lace trim, button and sash is important.
As the Costume Shop Assistant at Center Theatre Group,  Whitney Oppenheimer spends her days dyeing fabric, crafting costume pieces, altering garments, and supporting shows’ costume designers in any way she can. In our latest Working in Theatre video, Oppenheimer discusses the skills that have served her best in her profession, the advice that changed her life as a teenager, and what to do when confronted with the word “No.” Wonderful advice, thanks Whitney ...
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 ...
A quick refresher on shoes .... when did heels come into fashion?
Check out the hats Angela Clayton has been working on ....
Textile Conservator Niola Nicastro explains why they have chosen to create replicas and how this differs from conservation. We also learn about the detailed and complex work that goes into creating these replica emblems from the embroiderer, Becky Hogg. 
Conservation work on the Queen Anne Throne Canopy continues at Hampton Court Palaces...
Ready to work with a fashion forward fabric like neoprene? Check out this tutorial to get the downlow on sewing with this unique fabric.
Watch as Mr. Sato drapes fabric, and develops a pattern at the same time ...
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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.