Go behind the scenes with costume designer Maya Mani from The Flash

 Join Adam Savage and puppet supervisor Michael Reilly backstage at The Lion King during its run in San Francisco. We visit the musical's puppet shop, where puppet supervisor Michael Reilly walks us through the numerous intricate and varied puppets and masks used in the performance and shows us how they're maintained in his traveling workshop; I especially love Michael's road boxes ...

Check this out; filmed before a live audience in Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium as part of The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal,  The static moment is Act 1's Party Scene from Edmund Stripe's The Nutcracker. This is an opportunity to get a close look at those amazing costumes ...

If the costume show-crew list was full, I often worked on a show as a stagehand in either the Lighting (hanging, focusing) or Carpentry (hangng backdrops, raising sets,setting furniture and stage dressing) departments. The show comes to the theatre in a series or convoy, of semi-trailer trucks; sometimes umbering in double digits. Rolling boxes of different sizes containing costumes, lighting gear, props, wigs, makeup and set pieces are systematically moved from the truck, to the stage, and organized by the stagehands. Spencer New, production manager for ALADDIN London, talks about moving a show from the rehearsal room into the theatre. 

Trust his final words; I began university thinking I would gain a teaching degree with a drama major. However, when I saw the gorgeous victorian costumes of the play HEDDA GABLER, I knew I wanted to be around costumes forever ....

Check out Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, in this wonderfully choreographed fight scene ...

While in London, Adam Savage tours the Rogue One costume exhibit, and chats with producers of the film.

THE KING AND I star Laura Michelle Kelly on leading her first touring show, dancing in Anna's iconic dresses.

Costume Designer Shon LeBlanc takes us into the costume shop and describes a few of the more than 800 costume pieces for the Ash Lawn Opera production of My Fair Lady.

Historical Costumes, Renaissance, Medieval, 18th Century, Outlander Inspired Wedding Gown, Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic, Game of Thrones Inspired Gowns - a stunning fashion show...

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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.