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Theatrical Shoe Designer Phil LaDuca worked as a Broadway dancer, choreographer and dance teacher before creating LaDuca dance shoes. He has created character shoes with the needed flexibility to be danceable, as well as the support and security for singers and actors. He works with costume designers, and handles the process from sketches through manufacturing in Italy to the finished products that end up on Broadway, national tours, and films. LaDuca shows how customized shoes are created for actresses such as Kristin Chenoweth in "Promises, Promises" and Bebe Neuwirth in "The Addams Family."

Puppet Designer Emily DeCola ,of The Puppet Kitchen has been designing and building puppets in New York for 7 years. She explains the wide scope of creating characters, sculpting puppets from a variety of materials, and both the possibilities and limitations in performing using puppets. She shares how her puppeteering career began and has led to partnering with Michael Schupbach and Eric Wright at their own puppetry studio. DeCola shows how the puppets were developed and designed for John Tartaglia's "ImaginOcean."

Nelly Saunier’s desire in her work is to elicit emotion in others. As a feather designer—a plumassière—she’s done that by creating pieces for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Piaget, Givenchy, and most recently, Warner Bros.’s live-action feature, Pan. Step inside of her Parisian atelier and see how the magic of her work unfolds. For more check out.

Hurel is home to some of the finest haute couture fabrics in the world; step inside its Parisian work room.

Shoe-making for theatre is becoming a lost art; indeed, cobblers are difficult to find nowadays. Take a peek at this video and if you're interested in learning more, check out shoe repair shops or trade colleges for more specific training ...

Host Sally RaynMilliner talks with Wayne Wichern about his hat blocking and trim design techniques that he displays in his large variety of original women's hats. 

I found these videos very enjoyable; I hope you will too ...

 

 

Take a look at the National Theatre's video on Costume, Wigs and Makeup ...

The popular group The Black Eyed Pea's request costumes that carry their own light or LEDs. Rogier van der Heide works and Philips Lighting and the concept begins with him ....

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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.