Item description for Costuming Made Easy: How to Make Theatrical Costumes from Cast-Off Clothing by Barb Rogers...
Overview A book on how to make theatrical costumes from cast-off clothing by Barb Rogers. Make your own theatrical costumes for less than a day's rental price and make them your way without conventional sewing using patterns. Included in this book are more than 110 ingenious costume designs with photos and diagrams. Included: Princess, Prince, Clown, Devil, Witch, Medieval Lady, Elves, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Pinocchio and many more. Also costumes for leading characters in popular shows: Camelot, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, King and I, Pirates of Penzance and more
Publishers Description Enter the fascinating world of conversion costuming Make your own theatrical costumes for less than a day's rental price and make them your way without any conventional sewing using patterns. Included in this book are more than 110 ingenious costume designs with photos and diagrams. Great costumes for standard theatrical characters like: Princess, Prince, Clown, Devil, Witch, Medieval Lady, Elves, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Pinocchio and many more. Also, costumes for the leading characters in popular shows: Camelot, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, King and I, Pirates of Penzance and more. These conversion ideas will save you time, money and deadline disasters and give you precisely the costume you want. Section headings: Materials, Theatrical Costumes, Christmas Costumes, Storybook Costumes, Quick and Easy Costumes, Appendix.
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Studio: Meriwether Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.09" Width: 8.57" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher Meriwether Publishing
ISBN 1566080487 ISBN13 9781566080484
Availability 84 units. Availability accurate as of May 24, 2017 11:32.
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More About Barb Rogers
Barb Rogers wrote several books on recovery, alcoholism, addiction, and well-being, including "Twenty-Five Words" and "Keep It Simple and Sane". Barb died in early 2011.
Barb Rogers currently resides in the state of Arizona. Barb Rogers was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about Costuming Made Easy: How to Make Theatrical Costumes from Cast-Off Clothing?
I Love this Book! Jan 22, 2008
If you need to make a costume for an event or for a theatrical performance and you don't have the time, skill or interest in sewing from a pattern, then this book is for you. It is packed with clever ideas that transform old clothing into great costumes. The woman is a genius! On the down side, it is not geared to kids costumes, so you might be disappointed if that is what you are looking for. Also, be warned that some of the costumes shown for a particular show are not period or character correct in some cases (Jud in Oklahoma for example). If you are costuming a show, you should do your own research. Overall, though, this is a great book that I refer to often.
It need color pictures so badly! Nov 13, 2003
If you think this book would be a good inspiring source for your Halloween costume or for your kids' school show, think again. The ideas in this book are good but it has several big problems. First, there are no color pictures. Each entity has a hand drawn illustration for the alternation and a two inches high, whole person figure, very bad quality, black and white picture to show the final result. Since most of the costumes here need at lest two pieces of original clothing of different color and style to combine with, only if you saw a lot of board way show and hopefully remember exactly how the major characters' costumes looked like, you probably will be easily confused by those illustrations. Second, a lot of material she used here is originally costume itself (or quite fancy old-style dress to say the least) but not ordinary cast-off clothing you might think you could find in nowadays closet.
A Great Book For The Beginning Costumer May 1, 2002
I had my doubts at first when the author said she could assemble a costume with just glue,some seam ripping and little to no sewing. Then I saw the costumes. Wow! I just wish the pics were IN COLOR(hint,hint) so I could fully appreciate them. Now were's my glue gun?;-)
$50 Richer! Aug 2, 2000
Even though we had never before made a costume in our lives the book allowed both me and my wife to win a local costume contest. The clear and consise directions saved my life when I had to finish my costume the weekend my wife was out of town. And thanks to Ms Rogers we not only impressed our friends, we're $50 richer!
Costuming Made Easy: How to Make Theatrical Costumes from Ca Jun 4, 2000
I thought this book was wonderfully written so even somone like me does not sew well, I can still create a costume to die for. I am always making costumes for something, but this book has really opened my eyes to new innovative ways to create something alot nicer than I would ordinarily make. Thank You Barb for the book, it helped me alot and I am sure I am not the only one.