For a different costume point of view, lets check out Oksana Nedavniaya, Costume Illustrator for David Ayer’s upcoming, “Suicide Squad”. For “Squad,” the process began with concept boards provided by costume designer Kate Hawley, who did extensive research to capture the right look. Nedavniaya’s work combined technical illustration with mood enhancements. As actors were cast, she continually refined the illustrations — and remained involved as costumes were built, a rarity for someone in her profession. She says she got to see her work in 3d.
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.