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Costume and makeup are at once the most satisfying and most vexing of all jobs in theatre. Costume and makeup designers are a vital part of the creative team, working in collaboration with the director, the lighting designer, the choreographer and the performers to create the look, and feel of a character not only for the audience, but for the actor on stage.
They have a very delicate role to play in costuming many body types without judgement. Like snowflakes, people are unique, and there is no one pattern that will fit all performers in the same way. Nor should there be.
It is through tact and understanding of fit, cut, cloth, character and lighting, that costumers can help to realise the creative vision for a character.
Pins and Needles
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Peek in Our Wardrobe
|image goes here||Period clothing for males and females, including broken-down clothing. Suitable for pirates, beggars, late Victorian ladies and gentlemen, and some Empire styles.|
|image goes here||Vintage to modern clothing for males and females. Suitable for flappers, through the 1950's to retro 60's, 70's, and 80's.|
|image goes here||Fanciful costume pieces to approximate exotic characters and creatures.|
|image goes here||Hats, crowns, headgear. We have a few pieces suitable for period costuming on stage for males and females, as well as some fantasy pieces appropriate for fanciful productions.|
We buy our makeup and prosthetics from Hardy Har Har on Brock Street in Kingston! If they had a website, I would list it here.
This is my all-time favourite resource The Costumer's Manifesto.