Costumers Blog

Take a look at the National Theatre's video on Costume, Wigs and Makeup ...

 

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

Monday, 08 June 2015 13:58

World's First 3D Printer for Clothing

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Electroloom has built the world's first 3-D printer for clothing; can you imagine how much fun costume designers could have with such a printer?


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The Electroloom 3D printer makes it possible for anyone and everyone to become a designer. This means less waste in clothes production, and, producing the items would have a smaller carbon footprint - total win/win right? It's amazing to think really: anyone could design a garment to wear, print it off and wear it. No shopping between several stores all carrying the same styles in dozens of sizes and colours. We could print just one; no shipping costs!!

The printer material is biodegradeable; so we wont have it forever - this is a much better approach to new fabrics. In the future, all we'll need is this advanced 3D fabric printer and a bit of CAD knowledge. The three engineers have established an electrospinning process that makes it possible for anone to become part of the "community and design ecosystem". Take a few moments to watch this video about the engineers and the process;

I'm so used to boing out of my home to look for clothing; my own clothing or costumes! In the future, the costume designer (and myself) can begin the day by taking the clothing design over to the printer, load the printer with the right fabric, press "print" and voila! There it is! Something wonderful to wear ....

Sunday, 31 May 2015 14:59

The 2015 Tony Awards

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The Tony Winners are .... The American Theatre Wing established the Tony Awards in 1947 as their way to celebrate excellence in theatre. This year, the Tony Awards will be held on June 7.

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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.