Here's a bit of fun for a November day ...

These shoes were not made for walking...

Costume Designer Gillian Gallow speaks about two of the costumes she created for Louis Riel. 

Playbill takes a tour of the wardrobe department of Disney's "Mary Poppins", which operates on eight floors of Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Here, you'll find over a dozen stitchers, costumers, wardrobe supervisors, day workers and dressers tending to the hundreds of costumes in the big-cast musical. The science of keeping a company dressed in pristine condition throughout a run is a daunting task! Doing 12 loads of laundry a day — which includes sorting hundreds of garments, from socks to caps — while juggling last-minute repairs, cast changes and wardrobe malfunctions keep this costume shop busy.

As the Costume Shop Assistant at Center Theatre Group,  Whitney Oppenheimer spends her days dyeing fabric, crafting costume pieces, altering garments, and supporting shows’ costume designers in any way she can. In our latest Working in Theatre video, Oppenheimer discusses the skills that have served her best in her profession, the advice that changed her life as a teenager, and what to do when confronted with the word “No.” Wonderful advice, thanks Whitney ...

Thanks to, The Ultimate Fashion History, for this look at the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s; look at the dramatic change in silhouette, and see how a world-changing technology would impact the shape of sleeves.

Historical Costumes, Renaissance, Medieval, 18th Century, Outlander Inspired Wedding Gown, Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic, Game of Thrones Inspired Gowns - a stunning fashion show...

It apprears that visitors learn about the decadent balls and the role of the Georgian dance master through this participatory event at Kensington Palace- Strictly Georgian ... what a great idea for a costume event!

More acre often goes into the choice of a wedding dress than of any other piece of clothing. The wedding dress has been around for centuries, and London's Victoria & Albert Museum is unveiling a new exhibition of remarkable wedding dresses ranging from the end of the 18th Century to the present day. Join Exhibition Curator, Edwina Ehrman as she describes this exhibition; Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

Get a cup of tea for this, it's a bit long but I really enjoyed it so I thought to pass it along for you '''

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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.