Butchart and Laverty Talk Film Fashion

Hundreds of costume professionals filled Piccardilly’s Jewel Bar on March 15 to make new contacts and listen to fashion historians Amber Butchart and Christopher Laverty discuss the role of costume in film. The over-subscribed event was organised by costumer Wendy Benstead and filled the Middle-East-themed venue during cocktail happy hour. The Fashion of Film and … Read more

Top Facebook Groups for Costume

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Are you tired of the fact that most people you meet day to day don’t share your interest in costume? The result can be extremely isolating when you have to join conversations you don’t connect with but Facebook groups are full of engaging conversations on what you really care about. If you go to many … Read more

The Trials of Freelance Costuming

Costume is a difficult and tedious profession to navigate on its own but the fact that most of it involves working as a “career-freelancer” has a huge impact on professionals’ finances, spare time and family. The BBC’s Sherlock and Lady Chatterley‘s Lover┬ácostume designer Sarah Arthur recently revealed the challenges she constantly faces. “You do lose … Read more

Five Essentials to Surviving the Costume Profession

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Eve Salter went freelance after 22 years working for Granada Studios and ITV on major TV shows and faced a gruelling schedule to get established independently while also raising her son as a single mother. “The odds were against me even with a fabulous CV. With Costume Designer and Head of Department credits I never … Read more