Laika Animation specializes in one of the oldest techniques in movies, stop-motion animation; for Laika’s latest “Kubo and the Two Strings,” costume designer Deborah Cook created as many as 30 copies of some costumes, using advanced technology to make them identical and workable for animation. Variety’s David Cohen visited Laika’s Portland headquarters during production on “Kubo” to learn about how she does it.
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.