Costume Construction

Costume Construction

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Constructing costumes requires a diverse set of skills to successfully create magic on the stage. Knowledge of sewing is vital, but Katherine Strand-Evans shows how much more is involved. She walks readers step by step through setting up and supplying a costume workshop; choosing fabrics; draping, drafting, and manipulating patterns; dyeing and fabric modification; and constructing accessories such as historical undergarments, hats and headdresses, shoes and footwear, masks and armor, jewelry and crowns, and, new to this edition, wigs (written by James McGough). Throughout, the author considers not only the creative aspects of executing costume designs, but also the limitations of budgets and time. Costume Construction opens doors for each reader to find his or her own path to becoming an effective costume technician.Figure 15.23 Homemade wig dryer made from a cardboard box and a hand-held hair dryer Figure 15.24 The authora#39;s wig and makeup station ... 1. A large sturdy cardboard box about 2a#39; A— 2a#39; A— 20a€ ... so that the hair dryer wona#39;t fall out of the box.

Title:Costume Construction
Author:Katherine Strand-Evans
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2014-09-03


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