Costume designer Kym Barrett takes us through her process of creating Keanu Reeves' Neo suit for "The Matrix Reloaded"...

Flashcance is a Broadway touring show that has some toe-tapping music, for sure. Performer Rachel Rak and Dance Captain Natalie Caruncho take us on a short backstage tour to show us a real-time backstage quick change with dressers in attendance, rehearsals and an interview with company members David R. Gordon and Kelly Felthous ...

Ray Coble takes us backstage so we can see the costumes for yet another stage hit ...

Theatrical Shoe Designer Phil LaDuca worked as a Broadway dancer, choreographer and dance teacher before creating LaDuca dance shoes. He has created character shoes with the needed flexibility to be danceable, as well as the support and security for singers and actors. He works with costume designers, and handles the process from sketches through manufacturing in Italy to the finished products that end up on Broadway, national tours, and films. LaDuca shows how customized shoes are created for actresses such as Kristin Chenoweth in "Promises, Promises" and Bebe Neuwirth in "The Addams Family."

ABC’s hit “Dancing With The Stars” gets bigger every year, with more dancers, more outfits and even more rhinestones; let's join Jenelle Riley backstage to meet with costume designers Steven Lee and Daniela Gschwendtner to find out how they keep everyone looking fabulous.

This chaotic schedule reminds me costume designer, Anne Dixon, for Battle of the Blades... working late, beading faster and faster, while trying to accomplish everything before Camera! is called ...

Broadway's CATS is touring again, here's a peek at just one amazing character cat ...

 Who would have thought that combining dance, choreography and couture, would result in such amazing costumes ....

Puppet Designer Emily DeCola ,of The Puppet Kitchen has been designing and building puppets in New York for 7 years. She explains the wide scope of creating characters, sculpting puppets from a variety of materials, and both the possibilities and limitations in performing using puppets. She shares how her puppeteering career began and has led to partnering with Michael Schupbach and Eric Wright at their own puppetry studio. DeCola shows how the puppets were developed and designed for John Tartaglia's "ImaginOcean."

So, if the Oscar Awards show happens live ....when does the crew get to rehearse? Tune in to this video ...

Happy Anniversary to The Alberta Ballet! I worked as a dresser for the ballet when they performed at the University of Lethbridge, in 1983. I was thrilled to work professionally with the company in 1994, as Tour Mistress. It's a joy to see the company so strong today, continuing on it's amazing path ... enjoy

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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.