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Monday, 26 May 2014 00:00

How to Make a Hat

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Costume hats are often built in the same shop as the costume. The Hatheads School of Millinery shares a short hat making video with us. Costume shops may carry a bulk of millinery supplies such as buckram, wire, flowers, feathers, ribbon, veiling, grosgrain, felt and straw. 

Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

Mary Poppins Quick Change

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Thomas Schumacher, President of the Disney Theatrical Group takes us through a complete costume change for Mary Poppins, in real time. The clock runs in the corner of the screen, and we can watch the two dressers and makeup artist assist with the change.

Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

The Drexel Historic Costume Collection

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Join antoinette Westphal as she takes us through the costume collection at the Drexel University ...

Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

Royal Ontario Museum: Opening the Dior

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Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship opens a package from Dior. Inside is a stunning couture dress commissioned by the ROM. See how they handle everything with care ...

Monday, 09 June 2014 00:00

Jenny Tiramani and Paul Chahidi

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Jenny Tiramani won the 2014 Tony Award for her costume design for Twelfth Night. Congratulations !!! In this video she discusses each costume that performer Paul Chahidi wears; piece by piece. She highlights the detail in the corset and stomacher; the artificial whalebone used to keep its' shape and a close up look at the ruff ....


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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00

How to Use a Serger

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The first time I used a serger, I was surprised at the speed and efficiency of this little machine. The domestic serger has become another staple of the well equipped Costume Shop or sewing room. Sergers allows us to finish seam allowances and hems in one smooth pass; making a professional finish to any project we sew. Industrial sergers operate the same as domestic sergers; they are just faster and they usually have a longer table to support the rest of the costume. If you haven't used a serger before, have a look at this how-to video and then go for a demonstration at your local sewing machine shop. Notice how different the serger sounds from your sewing machine.

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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.