No Tears in this Flood: Lord of The Rings Costume Hire Fights On

“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 Zealand-based costume hire business was drowned by a burst water pipe in May. Level 13 Theme Rooms and Costume Hire in Rotorua was started by Rowles – whose TV credits … Read more

Meet the Costumier Starting a Dandy Drinking Club

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The Costume Rag meets Dandy Drinking Club founder Jonny Haart to learn about his exciting new venture. “A celebration of male sartorial elegance and the art of drinking,” he advertises. “We will be arranging pub meets, crawls and social outings throughout the year. Ladies & Gentleman are both welcome but we have the dress code … Read more

A Dangerous Liaison with Gwen Russell

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Christine Yoo Millar meets the prolific costumier Gwen Russell in New York who is best-known for being part of the team that dressed Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Liaisons. “Russell and her partner Janette Haslam were in the Oscar-winning costume teams behind both Dangerous Liaisons and Kenneth Brannagh’s Henry V. Her other movies include Interview with … Read more