ABC’s hit “Dancing With The Stars” gets bigger every year, with more dancers, more outfits and even more rhinestones; let's join Jenelle Riley backstage to meet with costume designers Steven Lee and Daniela Gschwendtner to find out how they keep everyone looking fabulous.

This chaotic schedule reminds me costume designer, Anne Dixon, for Battle of the Blades... working late, beading faster and faster, while trying to accomplish everything before Camera! is called ...

 Wow! There are more colours in these costumes than I could imagine; take a look ...

Broadway's CATS is touring again, here's a peek at just one amazing character cat ...

 

Based on the 1997 animated film, Anastasia comes to Broadway with a new score from the Tony-winning team behind Ragtime, Once On This Island and Seussical—Ahrens and Flaherty—along with the film’s classic songs, including the Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past.” The costumes are gorgeous ...

Salvador Perez’s work is very diverse;he has designed for many TV series including Castle, Moonlight, Veronica Mars and currently The Mindy Project. He is currently the serving president of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892.

 Who would have thought that combining dance, choreography and couture, would result in such amazing costumes ....

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 ... 

Laika Animation specializes in one of the oldest techniques in movies, stop-motion animation; for Laika’s latest “Kubo and the Two Strings,” costume designer Deborah Cook created as many as 30 copies of some costumes, using advanced technology to make them identical and workable for animation. Variety’s David Cohen visited Laika’s Portland headquarters during production on “Kubo” to learn about how she does it.

Cameron Mackintosh, Sam Fleming and Heather Chockley talk about some of the costumes on The Phantom of the Opera North American Tour.

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

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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.