JP Marchant and Forgotten Trial Pictures invited Lynne and I to volunteer on our third Independent Film project: a horror film titled, Girl At The Door. JP would direct; Lynne and I would provide wardrobe services to this project which was filmed over the July 21,22, 2017 Weekend.

 

 

Kate Hawley
CRIMSON PEAK

Hayley Nebauer
MUSKETEERS

 

Marion Boyce
THE DRESSMAKER

So over the last few weeks, I've been interested in these works; Crimson Peak for it's American gothic look, the BBC television series Musketeers for its hip 1630's look and The Dressmaker, for it's sumptous 1950s coutour fashion.  I enjoy learning how other costume designers approach the work, and  what they love most about the design process.  

Check this out and give them your vote at CineCoup ....

This is how it all starts ... someone wants to make an independent film, and puts up posters advertising the need for everybody; you might see posters just like this around your local colleges, universities and communities.  I took the plunge, and emailed the contact number to volunteer as a costume designer and costumer; the rest of this blog is about that experience .... 

 

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.