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.
Join Marc Lauterbach as he shows us how to make Elizabethan-style thread button beads to trim out your Elizabethan clothes. Here's Part I;
Dye Technician, Marian Padina, and Assistant Head of Dye Shop, Parveen Banga, talk through the process of dying Donna Anna's dress for Don Giovanni.
Beverly Downes shows us how to make and use faux feathers ...
Ngila Dickson speaks about her amazing costume designs for the Fellowship of the Ring, and Lord of the Rings ... get a cup of tea ...
Adam Savage built an amazing Totoro cosplay that he wore at New York Comic Con! In this One Day Build, Adam shows us how he designed the costume to be lightweight and collapsible, how he formed Totoro's iconic shape, and the little details that brought the huggable character to life.
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.