But that's only half the story ...

The glamorous outfits of “Scandal’s” women are practically a character on the show, and legions of loyal “gladiators” study every designer blouse and coat from home; join Elizabeth Wagmeister backstage to talk to costume designer Lyn Paolo and co­star Portia de Rossi (“Elizabeth North”) about what they wear and the details that make the show look so delicious.

Stage Manager Heather Chockley shows off costumes from the North America tour of The Phantom Of The Opera; lovely

Here’s a look at traditional Chinese clothing styles through the dynasties, Part I

All those Tudor bits ...

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.