Ryan Murphy Honored for Supporting Costume Design

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Days after Ryan Murphy was honored with multiple Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominations for his FX hits Pose and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the Costume Designers Guild announced that he will be honored at their upcoming awards show. The screenwriter, director and producer is set to receive the Distinguished Collaborator … Read more

Renaissance Costumes Recreated in Epic National Gallery Collab

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Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits came to life from their quiet temporary exhibition at London’s National Gallery on December 7 in an immersive collaboration between upcoming acting and costume-making talents. Third Year students from Wimbledon College of Arts’ renowned Costume Design and Costume Interpretation courses recreated the Renaissance costumes for students of The Academy of Live and … Read more

How to Start Selling Your Craft To Make Money Online

Starting a website to sell your handmade products is a brave but very rewarding process if you can truly be your own boss. E-commerce has allowed thousands of online entrepreneurs and cottage industries to make money online with minimal start up costs. Years ago starting a sewing business meant early mornings at expensive market stalls, … Read more

5 Reasons Why Wix Is the Easy Website Builder For You

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Don’t think you have the skills to build a website? You’re not alone. Of 2000 people surveyed eager to start a website, half didn’t believe they had the skills. Fortunately thanks to Wix the process of building a website yourself couldn’t be simpler whatever your ability. Drag and Drop Even for the reasonably tech-savvy, the … Read more

Opinion: Is There a Costume Skills Shortage?

Is there a costume skills shortage? According to certain articles, which pop up regularly, particularly on social media, it would seem so. However, these articles are usually countered with outraged responses from costume makers struggling to find training or employment opportunities. I’ve been one of those makers. So what is going on? There are, in … Read more

What’s Happened to Jo-Ann’s Fabrics?

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Jo-Ann Fabrics is now just “Joann” as a new shake up has looked to technology to expand and innovate on crafts for hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike. The 75-year-old US craft retailer has introduced Joann+ to offer opportunities for businesses, organizations and crafty entrepreneurs with volume pricing, dedicated customer service, flexible payment options, direct shipping and more. This … Read more

Period Costumes Changed Marvel Designer’s Life

Like most graduates Stephanie Maslansky didn’t know what to do with her Italian literature and South American history degree. Now she’s the creative force dressing Netflix hits Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage,  Iron Fist and The Defenders. That’s What I’ll Do Descended from doctors, academics and lawyers she embarked on a year travelling in Italy to find herself after leaving … Read more