Benjamin takes an informed look at historical accuracy in costume design... and where the line should be drawn in period productions.
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Lauren continues her investigations of an antique bustle, completing her recreation using modern materials on a tight budget.
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Lauren explores how a genuine late Victorian bustle support was made, and starts her own recreation using modern materials.
Found a beautiful vintage pattern, but it's the wrong size? Laura takes that lovely treasure and shows you how to alter it to fit you exactly.
In the final article of this series, Lyssa shows how to insert a real, working clockwork mechanism into a corsetted gown!
Taking inspiration from her passion for Japanese culture, Lyssa shows us how to use kimono fabric to create a stunning corset.
Lyssa explores the story behind kimono and obi, and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and using their fabric.
Using beads and crystals can give your costume a sparkle that no-one else has. Get started with this modern take on a Georgian stomacher.
The relationship between dance and costume is one of the most intimate to be found in the performing arts. Benjamin explains...
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