A backstage interview with the talented costume designers from the "PUZZLE ME!" project; Colomba Leddi (Fashion Designer and NABA BA in Fashion Design Course Leader), Miao Ran (former MA in Fashion and Textile Design student now teaching at NABA), Stefania Cefarelli (former BA in Fashion Design student), and Valentina, costume designer ...

I love peeking backstage on Broadway Touring Musicals; up this time is Beauty and the Beast. Check out interviews with performers Hilary Mailburger and Darick Pead and Adam Dietlein, Director Rob Roth, Company Manager Kristin Stewart,  and Production  Stage Manager David Zack; and view the amazing stage and wardrobe ...

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 ....

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.

Costume designer Kym Barrett takes us through her process of creating Keanu Reeves' Neo suit for "The Matrix Reloaded"...

Clothing, and the quality of life during the Victorian times depended on whether you were rich or poor...

 

A television series like Once Upon A Time employs dozens of people to 'make the magic happen' but it's fun to go behind the scenes and see what the set really looks like...

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.