Nate heads backstage at The Majestic Theatre on Broadway to meet Annette Lovece, Production Seamstress and Michele McConnell, Carlotta, part of the cast and crew of “The Phantom of the Opera,” to discuss costume design.
Bob Blackman takes viewers inside the world of "Star Trek: Voyager" costume design in this compilation of two interviews ...
Kenya Ware, costume designer, and Karl Kani, fashion designer, talk about the wardrobe for the film ‘All Eyez On Me’ In this exclusive interview; they talk about what they wanted to accomplish with the outfits for Demetrius Shipp Jr., who plays Tupac, and what it was like working with the legendary rapper in the '90s.
Gentleman Jim, Master Tailor of 52 years, shares a few fabric handing and cutting tips. I must be nuts; the sound of his shears cutting that fabric made me smile. Wonderful tips here, and, an aknowledgement that many people cut on low tables (or floors); I think we've all cut a large garment out on the floor at least once ...
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."
Costume Designer Gillian Gallow speaks about two of the costumes she created for Louis Riel.
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.