It's important for Costumers to 'see the action', so to speak, so they are aware of the importance of their work. Necklines and headpieces are usually part of close-up shots of actors so the costumers work needs to be perfect. But, besides these glory shots, costumers need to be aware of the action shots; the real blocking of the performers so we undertstand to make costumes that allow for full body movement in the scene. Here's a look at a Behind the Scenes ...


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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.