Jane Clive originally studied Fashion and Textiles, but look how she ended up ...

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. 

JP Marchant and Forgotten Trial Pictures invited Lynne and I to volunteer on our third Independent Film project: a horror film titled, Girl At The Door. JP would direct; Lynne and I would provide wardrobe services to this project which was filmed over the July 21,22, 2017 Weekend.

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

Ngila Dickson speaks about her amazing costume designs for the Fellowship of the Ring, and Lord of the Rings ... get a cup of tea ...

This is just too funny to pass up; plus, take a look at the costume breakdown ...

There are endless breakdown techniques; here's a few tricks from Doug Stewart ...

 

 

Kate Hawley
CRIMSON PEAK

Hayley Nebauer
MUSKETEERS

 

Marion Boyce
THE DRESSMAKER

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.  

     It's not very often that I encounter someone who feels as I do about working in the Costume Department, but this video really struck me and I wanted to share it with you.

Rosie MacCurrach, Dyer and Textile Artist demonstrates the dyeing of Medea's dress, for the 2014 production ...

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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.