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Based on 14 years of research and experimenting with plastics and nontraditional materials, this book provides information on the specialized techniques for their use in costumes for theatre, film, and television. Also included are charts detailing the effects of dry cleaning and laundering of adhesives, coatings, colorings, and metallizers, allowing the designer to make appropriate choices for specific longevity needs.
Finished costumes are illustrated in black and white and full color photographs, and the innovative techniques used for costumes and accessories will extend the possibilities for all designers and craftspeople.
“Finally, a comprehensive reference guide that provides the technical understanding needed to safely and effectively execute specialized costuming ideas. This is an encyclopedia of the world beyond needle and thread.”
--Robert Blackman, Star Trek:The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager
“This landmark reference delivers hundreds of exciting choices for designers and craftspeople, and the result will be better theatre and improved safety for the shops, maintenance for the crew, comfort for the actor, and visual effects for the audience.”
--Don Frantz, Associate Producer for Disney's Broadway productions of Beauty and the Beast and Lion King
464 pp., 100s b/w illus., 126 color photos, bibliography, appendices, index, 8" x 10", Quality paperbound.