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General How-to Books for the Costumer | History of Fashion Design

General How-to Books for the Costumer

5161ETS1JRL Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits: Books: Adam Riggs

51OBS+Yx5yL The Costume Book: The Non-Professional’s Guide to Professional Results

61HNALXvuhL Vestments for All Seasons

download The Costume Technician’s Handbook 3/e Rosemary Ingham & Elizabeth Covey.  The standard textbook on costume construction and costume shop management.  Excellent information on drafting, cutting, shop equipment, and forms.  This is the improved and expanded text of the old, beloved, The Costumer’s Handbook. Illustrated in B&W and Color.

514ZMRZCMQL The Magic Garment : Principles of Costume Design

41EXA7JCG8L Cutting and Draping Special Occasion Clothes: Designs for Eveningwear and Partywear

41wCJVYqueL The Foam Book : An Easy Guide to Building Polyfoam Puppets

71B3TCJ0YJL Costume Construction

51RPXFBS7QL Costumes and Chemistry: A Comprehensive Guide to Materials and Applications

71wwbJ7NgZL The Business of Theatrical Design


51A1PMXRFBL Elegantly Frugal Costumes : The Poor Man’s Do-It-Yourself Costume Maker’s Guide

518fG+dXdGL Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It

51LYUHetLnL Period Costume for Stage & Screen : Patterns for Women’s Dress, Medieval-1500 Jean Hunnisett, Kathryn Turner (Illustrator) Worth every penny of it’s hefty price tag, this book is high on scholarship, illustrations, easy to understand text and diagrams, and is one of the best, most detailed how-to manuals for costumers ever written. I had been working as a costumer for almost 20 years when I first saw this book and still, I’d say lots of it’s techniques were a revelation. It shows in essence, how to reproduce costumes in this period in such a way as to make them indistinguishable from originals.

510NmcRR1YL Period Costume for Stage & Screen : Patterns for Women’s Dress 1500-1800, Jean Hunnisett, another volume like the above.

51Ww5iNcG6L Period Costume for Stage & Screen : Patterns for Women’s Dress, 1800-1909 Jean Hunnisett, another volume like the above.

5111cWNE-bL Men’s Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century Costume : Cut and Fashion an R.I.Davis book with a large number of useful patterns and construction tips.  Similar to Hunniset books in format and quality.

41PZGRi9G5L Men’s Garments 1830-1900 : A Guide to Pattern Cutting and Tailoring an R.I.Davis book with a large number of useful patterns and construction tips. Similar to above, but paperback.

51rMHh4ZfCL Halloween: The Best of Martha Stewart Living (The best Halloween how-to book ever.  This book proves once and for all that Martha is actually a closet “Goth”)

41248H1A38L How To Alter A Bridal Gown

81WIsrzwJFL The Halloween Handbook : 447 Halloween Costumes

51mvOumsNkL The Sewing Machine Guide: Tips on Choosing, Buying, and Refurbishing

51YOdVazWtL The Costume Designer’s Handbook : A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Designers Rosemary Ingham & Elizabeth Covey.  The standard textbook on costume design.  Illustrated in B&W and Color.

51EV26pJscL Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Displays

412HDTDPJ9L Ali Baba Studios Costuming Secrets Unveiled: Creating Basic Bra & Belt Sets VHS

513M5SWPCCL Stage Costume Step-By-Step : The Complete Guide to Designing and Making Stage Costumes for All Major Drama Periods and Genres

51DESK7TQTL Bodymapping : The Step-By-Step Guide to Fitting Real Bodies

71R9WHNQFJL Costuming Made Easy : How to Make Theatrical Costumes from Cast-Off Clothing, Rogers.  Every possible tip one can use to quickly and cheaply turn thrift store clothes into the costumes needed to produce high school and community theatre musicals and plays.  No high school drama teacher should be without this book for showing students how to make gorgeous costumes out of little more than air and a few hours time.

51n0JjInhlL Broadway Costumes on a Budget : Big-Time Ideas for Amateur Producers This book and the one below, are full of tips for quickie costuming using bits from thrift stores to cheaply make costumes suitable for school plays, parties, and low-budget community theatre productions.  They don’t tell you how to make historically correct frocks for period reenactment, but they do tell you how you can make quite decent looking costumes for stage with no money, no time and no help.

51HY470GGTL Instant Period Costume : How to Make Classic Costumes from Cast-Off Clothing See above description.

5110G-oY9HL The Prop Builder’s Molding & Casting Handbook

51AcNzHWzML The Prop Builder’s Mask-Making Handbook

712R8AJZ5YL Complete Book of Sewing

51S48KIAQvL How to Make Sewing Patterns

51ERRQET2DL Clean It Fast, Clean It Right : The Ultimate Guide to Making Absolutely Everything You Own Sparkle and Shine

517KGD3Z9SL Crafting Handmade Shoes : Great-Looking Shoes, Sandals, Slippers & Boots

71CDXS6GRFL Draping for Fashion Design

413Q126RVAL Waisted efforts : an illustrated guide to corset making

41rWo7GHGoL How to Dress Dancers : Costume Techniques for Dance

41E2QJ260WL The Basic Costumer

71CN7ZCQ2FL After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles

51PYKGDAFDL Costume Design : Techniques of Modern Masters

416l0Q+DNTL Costume Design 101 : The Art and Business of Costume Design for Film and Television

51nqiiq8QdL The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

51IwoyFLXeL Drawing on the Artist Within : An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Increasing Your Creative Powers

91JWaYEtdqL Drawing the Head and Figure

51G1g0f4g+L Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters

71J7DX18JGL Virtual Pose : The Ultimate Visual Reference Series for Drawing the Human Figure (contains a CD-ROM)

51ETJQ09JFL Watercolor Basics People : People

714cECBjz4L The Figure : An Approach to Drawing and Construction

51T-aXNrW-L Draw Fashion Models! (Discover Drawing)

51HX31DM59L Drawing Simple Shapes (Drawing Lessons for Beginners, vol.1)

5141KY4N1SL Drawing People (Drawing Lessons for Beginners, vol.3)

51YN9F1KP1L Drawing and Sketching With Markers

61hHTXCb5gL Complete Guide to Sewing : Step-By-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Furnishings

51CB8V1HEML From the Neck Up : An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking

51PE2WAPKQL High-Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World’s Best Designers : A Step-By-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, and m

51Y47YPT8JL Disney’s Face-Painting & Costume Kit

51WIkzY40fL Illegally Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids

517Y591YH6L Snazaroo Zoo : Great Faces and Easy Costumes to Bring Out the Animal in You

51DN9QYNMZL The Usborne Book of Dressing Up : Face Painting/Masks/Fancy Dress (How to Make)

61QVN6PVZ6L The Fantastic Costume Book : 40 Complete Patterns to Amaze and Amuse

71MPDKPJ1TL Dazzling Disguises and Clever Costumes

51rwuAciZLL Halloween Costumes (Singer Sewing Reference Library)

51VD980XDYL Fabulous Fun Costumes

21R1CR8V2XL Designer Sewing

41YJQK8Y9GL The Art Of Sewing Welt Pockets & Bound Buttonholes

41MMYC57QVL The Art Of Sewing Collars

216AJ7X8DQL Speed Sewing Ten Super Tips

21EQ7VPR00L Sewing Seams Simple for Teens:Vol.1

21424WEP4HL Needle & Craft: Sew a Wardrobe in a Weekend


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