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Costume Craftwork on a Budget: Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories

Costume Craftwork on a Budget: Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories
Your Price: $62.95 CDN
Author: Tan Huaixiang
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 344
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0240808533
ISBN-13: 9780240808536
About the Book:

Part of your job as the costume designer is to be creative and use what materials are available to you to execute the design elements in a production. This book will show you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are practical and technical. It is written in an easy-to-follow manner and each is shown with a wide array of illustrations and photographs. From creating armour out of laundry baskets, to detailed tricks to create a prosthetic nose for a witch, this book will show the techniques needed for you to produce end results that are beautiful, economical, and fast to make.

What people say:

"This book is an excellent review of unique and economical approaches to common costume technology issues with stunning visuals that gives us confidence that the final product will be functional and of high aesthetic quality. It is a cookbook of theatrical craftwork" - Linda Pisano, Professor of Costume Design at Indiana University Dept. of Theatre and Drama

About the Author:

Tan Huaixiang is a Professor in Costume & Makeup Design and Technology at Theatre UCF and is a member of United Scenic Artists, local 829. She holds M.F.A. degree in costume design from the Utah State University and B.F.A. degree from the Central Academy in Beijing, China. She has received numerous costume design awards including the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National First Runner-up, Kennedy Center ACTF Meritorious Achievement Awards, regional Outstanding Teaching Artist, Regional Winner of the American College Theatre Association, and Regional Winner of the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association. Tan's professional credits include work with the Old Lyric Theatre in Utah; Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival in Pittsburgh, PA; Historic Liberty Theatre in Washington, WA; Florida Repertory Theatre, FT Myers; Orlando Repertory Theatre, FL; and The Lamb's Players Theatre, San Diego, CA.