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Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: Patterns from Vintage Clothing

Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: Patterns from Vintage Clothing

1st Edition

Jessica Parr
May 21, 2018

Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: with Patterns from Vintage Clothing provides instruction on how to recreate fashion from the 1940s and 1950s that withstands the vigorous demands of theatrical stage use. This book provides historical context for the clothing and features authentic...

Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guide

Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guide

1st Edition

Crystal G. Herman
November 11, 2015

Whether you’re in a professional or a community theatre, part of a historical re-enactment, or teaching costume construction, a well-made hat provides a much-needed finishing touch to a costume. Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guidebook is your one-stop resource for learning how to...

Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction

Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction

1st Edition

Helen Q Huang, Emily Hoem, Kelsey Hunt
December 16, 2014

Learn how to create historically accurate costumes for Elizabethan period productions with Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction! Extensive coverage of a variety of costumes for both men and women of all social classes will allow you to be prepared for any costuming need, and step-by-step...

Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

1st Edition

Allison Lowery
April 24, 2013

Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles...

Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s

Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s

1st Edition

Allison Lowery
April 11, 2013

Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles...

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian

1st Edition

Sharon Sobel
March 08, 2013

Draping Period Costumes provides you with the skill set you need to break away from two-dimensional patterns to drape three dimensional costumes. The basics of draping are explained in precise detail, followed by step-by-step draping projects from multiple historical periods. Packed with...

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