So, everwondered what the Costume Shop looks like at Disneyland? Take a peek ...

Nate heads backstage at The Majestic Theatre on Broadway to meet Annette Lovece, Production Seamstress and Michele McConnell, Carlotta, part of the cast and crew of “The Phantom of the Opera,” to discuss costume design.

You can have a smooth Angels day and that's great, but it's only when something goes wrong that people really show what they're made of; go behind the scenes on a two-play day of Angels in America and see what it takes to bring to life over seven hours of theatre. It is a thrilling experience to set up a huge show like Angles; working as a stage hand can be so inspiring ...

Our stylishly turned out Dresser has assisted her Lady with the chemise, leggings, panniers and is now tightening the corset. The series of layers’ underneath clothing has purpose; the chemise was closest to the skin and served as nightgown, petticoat and under-blouse. The leggings provided warmth and good protection from tall grasses, low bushes and insects. Jumping to the corset, we know that it provided a particular feminine shape; a smaller waist, or larger bottom. And this, is where panniers totally take over the whole feminine shape idea; remember this famous picture of one of Marie Antoinette’s dresses …

Happy Anniversary to The Alberta Ballet! I worked as a dresser for the ballet when they performed at the University of Lethbridge, in 1983. I was thrilled to work professionally with the company in 1994, as Tour Mistress. It's a joy to see the company so strong today, continuing on it's amazing path ... enjoy

Catch this backstage quick-change during a performance of The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Explore the wardrobes of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales in this film and discover how the royal women worked directly with individual fashion designers to establish their style and navigate the fashion ‘rules’ defined by their royal duties.

The costume is amazing, but check out the bustle ...

I love hearing the experiences of other Costumers and Dresser; in particular, what it is they love about their job. Join Carly Millard, an find out all about her role as Dresser at the National Theatre ...

 KMKDesigns gives us a tutorial on  how to put on this custom order gown comprising of 8 layers ...

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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.