Ngila Dickson speaks about her amazing costume designs for the Fellowship of the Ring, and Lord of the Rings ... get a cup of tea ...

Jacqueline West speaks to us about her costume design for the film, The Revenant ...

 

 

So, I was watching an episode of the old TV series Mission Impossible when I noticed the suit trouser length; the fashionable or period length of trousers worn in the 60s. ... And you know, they are almost the same length as suit trousers worn today, in 2017.

 

In a world full of 'anything goes clothing ', is it hard for costume designers to decide appropriate costumes for everyday characters?

With so many shows requiring period wardrobe for men, I thought it high time to go through some man-specific wardrobe practices ....

Do you need to know how to press trousers for stage or film? Preparing suit  trousers for a performance may include pressing a crease down the centrer of the leg ... have a look at this video for some help ... 

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.