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ELEGANTLY FRUGAL COSTUMESAdd to Cart
By: Shirley DearingAdd to Wish List
ELEGANTLY FRUGAL COSTUMES
Book: $17.95
Type: Books and Resource
Genre: Technical Theatre
Synopsis  |  Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
 
CHAPTER 1: Resources: Where Do I Start?  . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
To Be or Not to Be Authentic?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The Research of Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Trash to Treasure: Discards and Donations  . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Fabulous Fabrics: Draperies Don't Just Dress Windows . . . . . . .8
 
CHAPTER 2: Period Costumes
 
Biblical to Medieval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
(Tunics, Robes, Mantles, Headgear, Leg Coverings, & Footwear)
Renaissance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
(Women, Men, Leg Coverings, & Footwear)
Colonial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
(Women, Men, Children, Indians, Neckwear, Headgear, Footwear)
1800 to World War I  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
(Women, Men, Children, Headgear, Footwear)
The Roaring '20s & The Depression '30s . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
(Women, Men, Headgear, Footwear)
The Fabulous Fifties!  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
 
CHAPTER 3: Who Was That Masked Man?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
 
Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Armor and Military . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Comedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Monsters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
South of the Border  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Wire Construction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
 
CHAPTER 4: Underneath It All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
 
CHAPTER 5: Helpful Hints and Useful Information  . . . . . . . . .101
 
Hems and Zippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Sewing in Sleeves  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Leftover Fabric: Too Much of a Good Thing  . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Button It Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Aging an Outfit: It's Younger Than It Looks  . . . . . . . . . . .106
Taking Care of the Elderly: Antique Clothing . . . . . . . . . . .107
Organizing Sets of Costumes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Coping with a Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
White Ties and Gloves  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Making a Face  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
 
CHAPTER 6: The Play's the Thing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
 
The Costume Parade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
While the Show Goes On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Costume Changes and Dressers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
 
EPILOGUE: Behind The Scenes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Details:
Paperback
Published: 1992
ISBN: 978-0-91626-088-0
132 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
 

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