Lauren Stowell created her company American Duchess to share creative, historical costume-making with interested people. Historical shoes proved to be hard to find, but let's hear it from her ... 
Cameron Mackintosh, Sam Fleming and Heather Chockley talk about some of the costumes on The Phantom of the Opera North American Tour.
Here’s a look at traditional Chinese clothing styles through the dynasties, Part I
Wonderful Art Deco inspiration at the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition in Melbourne ...
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 ...
Check out this Vintage Fashion newsreel showing American service women in uniform from 1944
All those Tudor bits ...
Last year, I wrote another blog titled Summer Film Checklist; about supplies, kits and clothing a costumer should include when working outdoors on a film. It’s good to check your kit at least once a year; to inventory the contents, replenish containers of low supplies and to add new items.  All my original urgings of bringing warm, comfortable clothing, extra clothing, and sun and safety gear still apply, but this year, I’d like to talk about a threat that is common to everyone who works outside during the spring, summer and autumn months - Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, caused by bacteria that is transmitted by ticks. 
Adam is building his grizzley bear costume and he explains how he sketched out the design for the character, how he experimented with its forms, and how the suit comes together.
Georgain; another period to dress ...
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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.