Last year, I wrote another blog titled Summer Film Checklist; about supplies, kits and clothing a costumer should include when working outdoors on a film. It’s good to check your kit at least once a year; to inventory the contents, replenish containers of low supplies and to add new items.  All my original urgings of bringing warm, comfortable clothing, extra clothing, and sun and safety gear still apply, but this year, I’d like to talk about a threat that is common to everyone who works outside during the spring, summer and autumn months - Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, caused by bacteria that is transmitted by ticks. 
  Film crews at Tourmaline Field in Okotoks, Alberta for the shooting of "Interstellar" in the summer of 2013    Another summer season of filmwork begin but before you run out the door to call, check that you have all the stuff you need. You need work gear like your apron, gloves and breakdown coveralls; personal gear like sunscreen, lip protection and bug repellent; and finally, Then finally, the clothing gear you need  like rubber boots, extra socks, warm gloves and rain gear (pants and jacket). Costumers need to be prepared for everything and anything; here is a beginning of a list for you ... go ahead and add your own items. 

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.