Happy Halloween everyone ... please be safe and enjoy ...
Kate HawleyCRIMSON PEAK
Marion BoyceTHE 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.
I wish I could say Colleen Atwood is one of my peeps, but I'm afraid I haven't met her ... as yet; however, one must remain hopeful. She is well-versed in designing fantasy; remember these credits: The Huntsman: A Winter's War, Alice, Through The Looking Glass, Edward Scissorhands and Into the Woods, just to name a few. Now she's extending her amazing talents to television shows like Flash, Arrow and Supergirl; giving us all a weekly opportunity to see her work.
It's June already and Lynne and I have been busy; we've had a few new additions to our shop tools as well as creating some new pieces...
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.
Hello again, I thought this was a good time to bring you up to date on our sewing adventures; my friend Lynne is sewing costumes with me.It's great to have someone to work with and we enjoy each others company.
Like so many other costumers sewing at home, I have been happily using a generic folding table as a cutting surface as welll as a sewing/serging table. I felt it was a step-up from either the kitchen table, coffee table or floor that had previously been comandeered for projects. Even still, with a little help from my partner, we were able to make some table leg extentions to raise it up to commercial counter height; I also have a taller set that lifts the table to a comfortable cutting height. Wonderful and so much easier on my back.
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.