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.A good manual on fabric dyeing is valuable, although it often goes beyond the capabilities and limitations of a typical costume facility. Different ... It is useful to have a washer, dryer, sink, and table in the dye area, though dyeing may be done in reduced spaces as well, with a hot plate and metal pots. ... Candy thermometer 8.
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