Costumers Blog

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Summer Film Checklist

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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.

Friday, 11 March 2016 11:01

Progress Report

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     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.

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 10:12

The Costume Department

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     It's not very often that I encounter someone who feels as I do about working in the Costume Department, but this video really struck me and I wanted to share it with you.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:49

Happy New Year Featured

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... best wishes for you and your families for 2016 ...  May the New Year bring you all happiness and love ....

some new and exciting projects to work on, and cool fabrics and trim too ...

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:13

Happy Holidays Featured

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A EDEKA market in Germany, 13 hidden cameras , 9 cashiers , a large instrument - the classic Jingle Bells Performed live from the typical cash registers  - enjoy!

Many Costumers work hard during the holidays to bring audiences beautiful shows that delight.I'm thinking of all of you; all over the world with ballets, circuses, Broadway shows and films. Please accept my warmest wishes for you and your families, wherever you are ...and Happy New Year too. Rae

Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

Creating Historical and Period Costumes

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Costumers the world over, have a great deal in common; our love of costumes, and of crafting fine and wonderful work that is enjoyed by thousands of people, for generations and beyond ...

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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.