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.
Poppy Cannon-Reese, the manager of the Costume Department at Universal Studios leads us on an exclusive tour of the Universal Costume Department, housed in the iconic Edith Head building...
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a Costumer as a person or company that makes or supplies theatrical or fancy-dress costumes. ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from French costumier. Indeed, it is a rather large umbrella that encompases us while we work in collaboration on amazing and beautiful costumes.
Carol Hammond is the Costume Shop Manager at the Atlanta Alliance Theatre. In this video, Carol shows us around the costume shop and explains her various duties; from overseeing the building of costumes, fittings, budgeting, hiring and supervising staff and more. I think you'll enjoy this ...
Scissors are not just a basic tool used in costuming, they are a bridge to the ancient Mesopotamian past. In fact,the first scissors may have been used in ancient Egypt and their modern cousins, the spring scissor type are still in use today. Spring snips have two blades connected at the handle, squeeze the blades together to cut, and then release to pull them apart. I have a pair of these squeeze snips in my sewing kit; alongside paper scissors, embroidery scissors, cutting shears and pinking shears. 

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.