Tag: historical costume

Renaissance Costumes Recreated in Epic National Gallery Collab

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 ...

Making Historical Costumes Work for Performers

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 rarely overlap. Costume designer Fay Fullerton joined the Royal Opera House’s prestigious ...

Free Historical Patterns from LACMA

A man's 1770s suit, 1940s zoot suit and some women's early 1900s lounging pajamas are just some of the incredible patterns taken from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that have been made available online for free by the museum. ...

RSC Celebrity Costume Treasures For Sale on Ebay

A treasure-trove of unique costumes worn by acting legends including David Tennant, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are up for sale on Ebay to support the Royal Shakespeare Company's new costume workshop. The handpicked celebrity-worn garments follow ...

Ninya Mikhaila – The Tudor Tailor of a Stitch in Time

The Costume Rag meets Ninya Mikhaila, the historical costumier from BBC4's A Stitch in Time who explains what it was like setting up her historically-accurate sewing firm straight out of college in 1994. We all love A Stitch in Time but what did we ...

Clare Spencer: From Flea Market to High Fashion

Clare Spencer worked in vintage from an early age before sourcing for major film costumiers. Alongside significant academic work in new fields of fashion history she started her own business providing historical pieces for high-end fashion brands as ...

How to Use Instagram as a Costumier

Instagram is one of the most powerful tools for costume professionals and fans to connect, share ideas, promote their brand or Etsy shop and keep up with what everyone is up to. If you are not already using Instagram to promote what you do or simply ...

The Best Books on 18th Century Costume

Some of the best books on 18th Century costume are out of print which makes them hard to get hold of and expensive when you do. But some are circulating around the second-hand market for a greatly reduced price in return for putting up with a few ...

How did Napoleon Change Fashion?

The Napoleonic Wars had a profound impact on European culture, not least in fashion. Britain experienced the ‘Regency’ almost simultaneously with France’s ‘Empire stye’. In Paris this could be seen in the adoption of Egyptian clothes and Prussian ...

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