Jane Clive originally studied Fashion and Textiles, but look how she ended up ...

Mr. Porter and Director Matthew Vaughn  created a bespoke collection from Arianne Phillips’ costume design for Kingsman: The Secret Service. Each piece is crafted in Britain by heritage manufacturers, from the tailoring, shoes, watches ties.

Now, your gentleman can look like a Kingsman ...

     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.

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

Besides the show Girls, Jenn Rogien also designs costumes for The New Black is Orange. Have a look at her work and enjoy ...

This is how it all starts ... someone wants to make an independent film, and puts up posters advertising the need for everybody; you might see posters just like this around your local colleges, universities and communities.  I took the plunge, and emailed the contact number to volunteer as a costume designer and costumer; the rest of this blog is about that experience .... 

 

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.