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  Costume design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a theater or cinema performance.
Costume designers will typically seek to enhance a character's persona through the way that character is dressed, while at the same time allowing the actor to move freely and perform actions as required by the script.
Freelance costume designers may or may not be a member of United_Scenic_Artists, and even established residential and academic designers may freelance on the side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Costume_designer   (662 words)

 Costume Design
Costume designers begin their work by reading the script to be produced.
To stimulate the flow of ideas at the first meeting with the director and the design team (set, costume, lighting and sound designers), the costume designer may want to present a few rough costume sketches.
The costume plot is a list or chart that shows which characters appear in each scene, what they are wearing and their overall movement throughout the play.
www.aact.org /people/costumedesigner.html   (434 words)

 Design and Production | Programs
Costume design is a rigorous program that offers hands-on design experience in theatre, opera, dance and film.
Sound design students will be responsible for sound design and reproduction with an artistic team for 25 annual productions in a variety of performance spaces including a 390-seat proscenium thrust, a 200-seat fl box and a 1,300-seat proscenium road house.
Classes in wig design focus on wig-making, toupees, extensions, wefting, ventilating, punching, and period hairstyling; and in makeup design, glamour makeup, fantasy and realistic character design, trauma makeup, prosthetic application, and two- and three-dimensional aging techniques.
www.ncarts.edu /ncsaprod/designandproduction/programs.asp   (1615 words)

 BBC - Design Vision - Careers Information - Costume Design - Design Team
The costume designer is often called upon to advise on social modes and manners, period etiquette and fashion imagery as well as needing a vast knowledge and experience of film, art, literature, textiles and fashion genre.
The costume design assistant works to the costume designer and is delegated specific tasks and responsibility for aspects of the costume realisation process.
They help organise the delivery and return of costumes and are responsible for the maintenance of all costume, costume artefacts, the dressing of artists and the accurate organisation of costume continuity on set.
www.bbc.co.uk /designvision/careers/costume/designTeam.shtml   (658 words)

 Costume Design 101 - Quick outline of the costume designing process
he purpose of costume design in plays, television and movies is to identify story characters at-a-glance for the audience.
ostume designs range from Technicolor extravaganzas such as musicals to bespeaking subtle psychological clues of dramatic character such as frayed cuffs or shoes that are well worn.
his article will be a quick explanation of the basics of costume design and costuming that all professional costumers are expected to know.
www.geppettoproductions.com /costume-design-101/Costume-design-101.html   (383 words)

 Kennedy Center: ACTF - Barbizon Awards for Theatrical Design
A national winner in set design, a national winner in costume design, and a national winner in lighting design will be selected from regional finalists by the national design respondents during the national festival.
Student designers will be notified of the selection of the designs for the regional exhibition according to the procedures of the region: at the time of the initial screening by the respondent or by the Regional Chair or at the time of announcement of the productions chosen for the regional festival.
Design respondents will give an open critique session of the exhibit at the regional festival for student designers whose work is on display and for festival participants.
www.kennedy-center.org /education/actf/actfbarb.html   (1432 words)

 Amazon.ca: Costume Design: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
So unlike other books on costume design, where you get one person's opinion on the craft--and that person is usually a critic or academic who doesn't really have experience working in the field--here you get straight information direct from the creative people themselves.
Designers describe what it's like to design for the much-lauded period films and the often-overlooked costumes of contemporary films (the author is herself an Oscar-nominated costume designer for "Coming to America").
From period films to contemporary, from mainstream to art films, from stylized costumes to naturalistic, the designers interviewed reveal their design process and the purpose of costume design, as well as what it's like working with stars and directors.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0240805909   (805 words)

 CCM - Costume Design & Technology
Our philosophy for the Costume Design and Technology Program is best simply stated: Costume designers communicate better with costume technicians when they have a working knowledge of the elements and areas of costume technology; Costume technicians communicate better with costume designers when they have a working knowledge of the process and elements of costume design.
The number of MFA costume students ranges from two (2) to five (5) with eight (8) to twelve (12) undergraduate TDandP majors with an emphasis in Costume Design and Technology.
The Costume Design and Technology Program at UC-CCM is a demanding, intensive educational experience for the highly motivated individual seeking a professional career.
www.ccm.uc.edu /tdp/costumedesign_message.html   (1061 words)

 Costume Design
His approach to costume and set design was almost obsessively historical, for he felt that accurate portrayals of the past were both more interesting and more artistic than either traditional or fanciful costume designs.
Another concession regarded the striking inaccuracy of the costumes of Ali’s harem in Ali Pacha—all of whom boast Empire waistlines, the typical décolletage of period ballet costumes, tight jackets, and crescent-moon ornaments atop tiaras, presumably to remind the viewers that they are Muslims (Hodgson plate 2).
Although the costumes of men and Greek women are treated with relative accuracy, the women of Ali’s harem had to be alluring, fitting with “Oriental” exoticism and the widely-held stereotype of Turks as lascivious (discussed in Chaudhuri 497).
www-personal.umd.umich.edu /~nainjaun/costume.html   (1351 words)

 BBC - Design Vision - Careers Information - Costume Design - Skills Required
Enthusiasm, tact, physical stamina, a passion for costume and a comprehensive knowledge of fabric suppliers and hire sources are necessary to undertake this role.
The costume designer also has to be knowledgeable about many technical aspects of film making such as the implications of lighting conditions, colours and fabric effects on camera.
An accepted way for prospective costume designers to gain experience of the production process is to progress from a wardrobe assistant through to a costume design assistant.
www.bbc.co.uk /designvision/careers/costume/skillsRequired.shtml   (300 words)

 Costume Design| Costuming a Play | Designer | Questia.com Online Library
...Museum 94 53 Design for costumes in the Florentine Intermezzi...177 141-2 Designs for costumes in the ballet of Les Elements...249 208-9 Ballet costumes designed by Oskar...
Performance costumes tend to be simpler in order...work with her teacher and a costume designer to create a specific, individual...been...
Of the two dozen costume designers I spoke to for this survey...incurred a loss, the average costume designer in the not-for-profit theatre...symptomatic of...
www.questia.com /library/art-and-architecture/fashion-and-design/costume-design.jsp   (766 words)

 Snake Oil Productions, performances, creations: Costume Design, Prop Design
The costumes, which feature simulated-neon, real glowing-red eyes which insert into eye-pieces, facial "appliances" (the makeup-technical word for 'things stuck on an actor's face'), makeup, and full-body gear.
Lauren made these costumes in about 2 weeks, using pieces and parts from children's toys, used sports equipment, novelty Batman costumes, theatrical/prop lighting, hoses from the hardware store, and parts of theatrical masks.
The makeup, costume, and wig were designed by Lauren as well, for another futuristic costume for the same producer.
www.snakeoilproductions.com /props.html   (213 words)

 CCM - Costume Design & Technology
Costume Lab and Crew as part of course.
History of Costume from prehistory to contemporary society integrated with costume design projects from dramatic literature.
Project designing for drama, musical theatre, opera and dance with emphasis on character development through costume.
www.uc.edu /ccm/tdp/costumedesign_courses.html   (219 words)

 TheatreBooks: Costume & Fashion: Costume
Costume designers will fall in love with this clear and sensible guide to creating any corset styled garment.
This handsome book, the first comprehensive reference work on costume design in films, is a remarkable tribute to the men and women who "dress" a film.
Character Costume Figure Drawing is specifically geared for costume designers looking to develop drawing skills to improve their costume renderings.
www.theatrebooks.com /costume_fashion   (1594 words)

 Costume Design
TA28 "Beginning Costume Design" trains the student to examine character in the context of a theatrical script considering approaches sensitive to time, place, space, form and texture.
Students are required to work in the costume shop to develop a clearer understanding of the costume design and build process.
Design students are often given the opportunity to design pieces for the Spring Dance concert.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Theatre_Speech_Dance/Costume_Design.html   (490 words)

 ArtsAlive.ca - English Theatre : Design and Production
The shapes, colours and textures that a costume designer chooses make an immediate and powerful visual statement to the audience.
These costume props add a great deal of visual interest to the overall costume design.
To stimulate the flow of ideas at the first meeting with the director and the design team, the costume designer may want to present a few rough costume sketches.
www.artsalive.ca /en/eth/design/costume.html   (476 words)

 Theatre - Technologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In October 1998, the Costume Museum opened its latest addition to the museum, the Spring Palace of the Rokujyo-in.
Using The Tale of Genji as a stage background, the costumes and life of the nobility of the Heian Period are exhibited in one-quarter scale.
The juni-hitoe (ceremonial role of court ladies) and furniture of the period are faithfully reproduced in scale and placed in the palace rooms.
www.theatrelibrary.org /links/Technologies.html   (659 words)

 Mascot and Costume Design, Costume Company, Costume Rentals, Sales
Costume Specialists Inc. is a full-service costume company designed to fit your individual needs.
Our mascot and costume design includes corporate mascots, theater costumes, school mascots, parade costumes as well as mascots and costumes for any event.
Our costume shop staff is available weekdays from 9am to 5pm EST to help you with your individual needs.
www.costumespecialists.com   (161 words)

 Costume Design for LYSISTRATA
It was decided early on that the design team would be creating a world which had never before existed, so the considerations that went into the design were also unusual.
The costumes would reflect the time period in which the play was first produced, without being a faithful or realistic reproduction of the ancient Greek costume silhouette.
Some of the costume elements in the design have been altered in order to more clearly communicate an element of a character’s personality or social standing, while some have remained exactly as was planned when the renderings were completed in November.
www.indiana.edu /~thtr/2002/lysistrata/costumes.html   (490 words)

 The Museum of Costume, Bath, 19th century fashion, mary quant, crinoline
The collection focuses on 18th century fashion, crinoline fashionable 19th century fashion, mary quant dress for museum of costume, ottoline morrell men, women and children from the late 16th 20th century, yves saint laurent century to the present day.
It was the creation dress, costume of Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector and 20th century, yves saint laurent historian, who 18th century fashion, crinoline gave her famous private collection of museum of costume, ottoline morrell costume to the city.
It is not meant to museum of costume, ottoline morrell represent what every man or woman on the street is already wearing.
www.museumofcostume.co.uk   (454 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> Set and Costume Design
Set and costume design and properties for stage and film are fields that have attracted many talented people, a large percentage of whom have been gay men.
In some cases, Hollywood costume designers were considered on a par with world class couturiers and fashion designers and had a palpable influence on public taste.
His abilities as a costume designer were also in evidence in Pelléas et Mélisande (1917) for Jacques Copeau, co-founder with André Gide of the journal la Nouvelle Revue Française.
www.glbtq.com /arts/set_design.html   (766 words)

 Costume Design Links
Deirdre Clancy Website by BAFTA-nominated costume designer with excellent articles on the design process, the director's view, tips on how to break into the industry as a costume designer, plus a lengthy essay on the history of costume design.
Library of Congress Costume designs from an exhibition at the Library of Congress.
Robin L McGee Excellent portfolio of costume illustrations and photographs for theatre, dance and film by American costume designer, author and university lecturer Robin L McGee.
www.theatrelinks.com /costume.htm   (522 words)

 Costume Design - Grier School For Girls
Grier's well-equipped costume design studio and easy access to facilities helps advanced students complete their projects on schedule.
Kayla, Saniyah and Neshele in a scene from "Alice," dressed in costumes made by the Costume Design class.
She is still professionally costuming and is a current working member of IATSE local 636 where she is senior wardrobe person.
www.grier.org /costumedesign.htm   (590 words)

 East Meets West in Costume Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
East Meets West in Costume Design Inspired by the Past, Stimulated by the Future This exhibit represents the collaboration of a historian of clothing and textiles, a fashion designer, and a costume designer for theatrical productions to investigate clothing forms as they are influenced by their different cultural traditions colliding with the future.
She is interested in futurism in fashion design and the effects of film design on fashion and vice versa.
A third feature of the exhibit is the costume design for the futuristic film, The Lathe of Heaven.
www.lib.uconn.edu /about/exhibits/eastwest/eastwest.htm   (317 words)

 Costume design for Salome in 'Dance of the Seven Veils', 1908 Giclee Print by Leon Bakst at AllPosters.com
Costume design for Salome in 'Dance of the Seven Veils', 1908 by Leon Bakst
Costume Design for a Pas de Deux Danced at The Opening Gala of The Diaghilev Ballet in 1909
Costume design for Salome in 'Dance of the Seven Veils', 1908
www.allposters.com /-sp/Costume-design-for-Salome-in-Dance-of-the-Seven-Veils-1908_i1349976_.htm?aid=974174   (141 words)

 Profiles/Costume Design at the University of Oregon
To say that costume design is an automated and organized creative process would be untrue.
I mentor in the design aspect, and Vicki coaches in the practical aspect.
With the bulk of an audience's appreciation going to directors and actors, the contributions of costume design are often overlooked.
jcomm.uoregon.edu /~russial/cyberj/cyberarts/PROFILES/UOCostumeDesign.htm   (808 words)

 Holley Gene Leffler Costume Design
It's fun to wear a costume that is part of our heritage and honors the past.
Holley Gene is costumer for the Women's Spiritual Repertory Company (WSRC), an organization of individuals and groups of women dedicated to learning and teaching others about the women of the Bible, their lives and stories.
Holley Gene was selected as Costumer for the 1910 Ventura Exposition, and the 1913 Yesteryear Festival benefiting the Ventura County (California) Museum of History and Art.
www.holleygene.com   (481 words)

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