Michele Clapton discusses her work as costume designer on The Crown which earned her a BAFTA.

Listen in as costume and makeup designer Kym Barrett shares her creative process fueling the stunning handmade creations showcased in TORUK – The First Flight. We learn that opening night doesn’t signal the end of a designer’s responsibilities, as Barrett and the rest of the cast and crew continuously push themselves to search out improvements that can bring each character one step closer to perfection.

Oh for a bit of colour on a November day; check out these lovely costumes, masks and accessories from a warmer day ...

A Day in the life ... I always enjoy the backstage looks at Broadway shows; the costumes, the lights, the action ....

News to rock the sewing world … 

Costuming is a vital but oftentimes overlooked aspect of amazing filmmaking. Let's take a look at some movies and see how the costuming added so much to their stories.

Flashcance is a Broadway touring show that has some toe-tapping music, for sure. Performer Rachel Rak and Dance Captain Natalie Caruncho take us on a short backstage tour to show us a real-time backstage quick change with dressers in attendance, rehearsals and an interview with company members David R. Gordon and Kelly Felthous ...

Here's a bit of fun for a November day ...

Ray Coble takes us backstage so we can see the costumes for yet another stage hit ...

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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.