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Sunday, 18 June 2017 20:17

Measuring a Show by Its Loads of Laundry

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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.

Costume designer Lou Eyrich has two Emmys but even she was a little intimidated when she was assigned to dress the fashion icon Lady Gaga for “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Eyrich joined Variety’s Maria Cavassuto to pull back the curtain on The Countess’s dressing room.

Monday, 03 July 2017 18:40

The Costumes Of Reign

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Enjoy this  analysis of the costumes from Reign, as compared to other shows the author watches ...

Saturday, 08 July 2017 12:49

Costume Designer Ane Crabtree

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Costume Designer Ane Crabtree has created the most iconic designs of her career with The Handmaid's Tale.

Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:18

Making 18th Century Jumps

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When history evolved and women were beginning to avoid wearing stays; the practise of using jumps, began. Angela Clayton takes us through this process as she sews her 18th Century ensamble.

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 ...

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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.