Costuming is a vital but oftentimes overlooked aspect of amazing filmmaking. Let's take a look at some movies and see how the costuming added so much to their stories.

These shoes were not made for walking...

A close-up look at those B&B Costumes ...

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."

Shoes are often a fashionista’s best friend, but these wacky kicks are amazing ...

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 ...

 These are made with wine red velvet and hand sewn, felt holly leaves. Frankie Lynn decided to make both a flat pair and a heeled pair. 

 

Emilio Sosa knows his fabrics. He likes diving into research. He’s adept at collaborating with everyone from tailors and sewers to directors like George C. Wolfe and Phylicia Rashad. He’s got an incredible eye for design...and he stays cool under pressure. Join Emilio Sosa, who most recently worked with Center Theatre Group on August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as he talks about what it takes to become a costume designer in theatre, how he got his start, and his first big break.

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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.