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No Tears in this Flood: Lord of The Rings Costume Hire Fights On
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"I hate that we have become such a throwaway society with these cheap costumes everywhere. It is so wasteful," said costume designer Debbie Rowles whose New ...

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Fashion is for the Real Characters, not Royals
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Dressing the stars will always be paramount to costume designers. But in the background the real sense of time and place are captured by the hundreds of minor ...

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Antonio Banderas: What the Designer Gave Me Was Extraordinary
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"I couldn’t have done it without them," said star Antonio Banderas praising the work of Sonu Mishra and Davina Lamont  for National Geographic's "Genius" ...

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Etsy is Increasing Its Fees
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The creative maketplace Etsy will increase its transaction fee for the first time on July 16 from 3.5% to 5%, which will now be applied to shipping, leading ...

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How The Crown’s Jane Petrie Researches Period Fashion
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As wardrobe mistress and later as a costume assistant Jane Petrie was involved with the eponymous Tudor queen of both Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. ...

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Costume Making is Dying: Your Response
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Thousands of costumers reacted furiously to Royal Opera House costume head Fay Fullerton's comments that the costume industry is "almost dying" because of a ...

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When Film Costumes Are Recognised So Will Their Designers
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While archiving significant film costumes is now commonplace many gems of the first century of film are lost. More to the point, many efforts to preserve these ...

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Valuable Textiles Stolen From Museum
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A social media campaign has arisen reporting the theft of valuable items from the Printed Textile Museum in Mulhouse, France. According to the post the missing ...

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The Big and Bold Challenge for Costume Designers
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You only need to take a look in your local department store to see the immense size and quality of modern television screens aimed at the common family. ...

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Met Curator Opens Textile Museum in Romania
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A Romanian textile collection has been opened to the public to display approximately 12,000 textiles and tools collected over forty years.  The Muzeul ...

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Making Historical Costumes Work for Performers
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Making costumes that fit with an aesthetic or historical period that still allow performers maximum comfort is a difficult task for costumers and the two ...

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“Costume-Making is Dying. We Can’t Get the Skills.”
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The head of costume at the Royal Opera House has said that a lack of practical training has put the costume industry under threat. “It’s an area that is almost ...