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Anonymous said to bonnytymepyrate:
Why do you say that one costume looks “18th century” when the Victorian Era is in the 19th century?

Because it’s very much more inspired by Rococo fashion, the neckline and sleeves stand out the most, and there is something of an implication of a stomacher in the center, though it’s all one piece, and while it cuts off as a crop top, the silhouette is still one that looks like it would extend to a more conical shape instead of the hourglass silhouette of the Victorian era. This also isn’t the only costume that has more of an 18th century influence either, and it makes sense to some degree as musically Emilie is more Baroque inspired and this is closer at least.

Happy birthday Yurio!!

I was catching up on ur post and I noticed this. As someone who’s looking into becoming an artist I looked it up. So actual question: how long have you been into costume design and special effects?

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 Oh I’m actually not doing costume design/special effects/makeup. That’s just a little something I do now and then on YouTube, I love doing that as practical effects and props are a big part of why I adore film/video projects but my heart is in animation which is what I’m actually studying :) First year is almost purely traditional pencil and paper 2D animation which is wonderful as it’s a great way of learning the principles. After that I want to focus on stop motion which is my favourite form of animation/film 💖

Followup 3 To How Your Costume Shop Works:

Your Wardrobe Crew At Work: 

SO, you’re a newbie on a wardrobe crew on a touring show/reasonably sized theater. What now?

Generally, when you walk into your first day on a wardrobe gig, they hand you a run sheet for all of the actors that you’re dressing. This is usually a breakdown of which costume they’re in for which number, when and where they change, and if it’s a quickchange. If it is a quickchange, they usually also tell you how much time you have. 

Some shows also give you a breakdown of each individual “look,” so you know what the “Temptations: Melvin” look actually is (that was a gold suit from Motown with a white frilly shirt and black patent shoes.) Others just give you a picture of it, and you do as well as you can. Often times, the actors (especially on touring shows) will know exactly what they’re supposed to be wearing and you’re just there to enable it. 

On smaller scale shows, especially if you’re moving from being a stitcher in the shop over to wardrobe as the shows go up, you’re often making your own run sheet as you go- on those shows I walk around with a notebook in my apron jotting down things like “end of "Sit Down” change Adams to green suit” Eventually, whether you’re making the run sheet sort of for yourself, or you’ve been given one, you really do memorize everything after a while-even on a show the size of Lion King, by the beginning of Week 2, I was running almost without my notecards. 

Post-show, on big shows, there’s often a separate crew that does nothing but laundry. On smaller shows, the wardrobe crew gets it done, doing all the handwashing before they leave, and cycling all the machine washables through and into the dryer. Then, when you come in the next day, the first thing you do is iron/steam everything that came out of the wash and/or got worn the last day so that people look good, and you spend your pre-show time making sure that you have everything you need in the right places for the actual run. 

Luis told me to do it

his staff told me to do it

you all told me to do it

my IRL friends told me to do it

my sister told me to do it

my dad dared me to do it

now the question is

do I actually wear my Lewis costume to the Mystery Skulls concert this Sunday