Emilio Sosa knows his fabrics. He likes diving into research. He’s adept at collaborating with everyone from tailors and sewers to directors like George C. Wolfe and Phylicia Rashad. He’s got an incredible eye for design...and he stays cool under pressure. Join Emilio Sosa, who most recently worked with Center Theatre Group on August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as he talks about what it takes to become a costume designer in theatre, how he got his start, and his first big break.
I love sewing gadgets and the hand-held sewing machine stirred my curiosity too, but I didn't buy one. This is delightful, and thanks for trying it out for us!
Cameron Mackintosh, Sam Fleming and Heather Chockley talk about some of the costumes on The Phantom of the Opera North American Tour.
Adam Savage built an amazing Totoro cosplay that he wore at New York Comic Con! In this One Day Build, Adam shows us how he designed the costume to be lightweight and collapsible, how he formed Totoro's iconic shape, and the little details that brought the huggable character to life.
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 ...
WICKED, costume designer, Susan Hilferty introduces us to Alyce Gilbert, Production Wardrobe Supervisor who takes us through a day in the show ...
Check out the steps of design and research, shopping, fittings and finishing ...
Laminated fabrics are a bit tricky to sew ...
  Kate Hawley
Hayley Nebauer
  Marion Boyce
So over the last few weeks, I've been interested in these works; Crimson Peak for it's American gothic look, the BBC television series Musketeers for its hip 1630's look and The Dressmaker, for it's sumptous 1950s coutour fashion.  I enjoy learning how other costume designers approach the work, and  what they love most about the design process.  
Sewing takes its toll on costumers; here's a few tips ...
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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.