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

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Part of the costume designer's job is to be creative and use what materials are available to execute the design elements in a production. This book shows you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are both practical and attractive. Costume Craftwork on a Budget is written in an easy-to-follow manner and each step is shown with a wide array of full color illustrations and photographs. From creating armor out of laundry baskets to detailed tricks for creating a ...
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Costume Craftwork on a Budget: Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories

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Overview

Part of the costume designer's job is to be creative and use what materials are available to execute the design elements in a production. This book shows you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are both practical and attractive. Costume Craftwork on a Budget is written in an easy-to-follow manner and each step is shown with a wide array of full color illustrations and photographs. From creating armor out of laundry baskets to detailed tricks for creating a witch's prosthetic nose, this book provides the techniques needed to produce end results that are beautiful, economical, and safe. Costume Craftwork on a Budget teaches you how to make: 3-D Makeup, Teeth, Wigs, Masks, Hats, Nonhuman Costumes, Armor, Leather products, Accessories, New garments look old, Cheap clothing look elegant. This gorgeous, full-color book is packed with unique information that you can learn only by looking over the shoulder of an accomplished artist.

About the Author:
Tan Huaixiang is a tenured Associate Professor in costume and makeup design at the University of Central Florida's Conservatory Theatre in Orlando

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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136084614
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/20/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 344
  • File size: 78 MB
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
3-D Makeup, Teeth, Wigs, and Beards     1
3-D Makeup - Prosthetic Pieces     1
Full-Head Life Casting and Hot Foam Mask     1
Face Life Casting and Making a Cold Foam Prosthetic Piece     26
Making Gel-Foam and Liquid Latex Prosthetic Pieces     41
Teeth     53
Creating Fangs for Vampires     53
Making Crooked Teeth     63
Wigs     67
Adding a Natural Hairline to an Existing Wig     67
Making a Half-Bald Wig     71
Creating a Japanese Wig from Scratch     74
Creating a Wig with Yak Hair     79
Dyeing Wigs     82
Creating Hair Extensions     84
Beards     97
Making a Goatee     97
Making a Full Beard     101
Making a Chinese Opera Beard     104
Masks     107
Rubber Masks     108
Making Latex Masks with Closed Molds     108
Making Rubber Masks with an Open Negative Mold     112
Varaform and Wonderflex Masks     118
Making a Varaform Mask with a Positive Mold     118
Making Wonderflex Masks with a Positive Mold     125
Mixed-Materials Masks     129
Making a Buckram and Paper Mask from a Positive Mold     129
Making a Mask from Instant Papier-Mache     132
Making a Mask from Laminated Fabric     134
Hats and Headdresses     137
Variety Hats     137
Making a Top Hat     137
Making a Brimless Hat     150
Making a Round Crown and Big-Brimmed Hat     152
Altering an Existing Felt Hat to a 1920s Hat     154
Blocking a Felt Hat     155
Making a Wire-Framed Hat     160
Straw and Horsehair Hats     164
Making a Straw Bonnet     164
Altering Horsehair Hats     166
Crowns     170
Making an Egyptian Crown     170
Making Medieval European Crowns     172
Turbans and Hoods     175
Making a Round Turban     175
Making a Wrapped Hard-body Turban     179
Making a Soft-body Turban     185
Making Medieval Chaperon Hoods     188
Headdresses     195
Making Exotic Headdresses     195
Making a Horn Headdress     205
Making a "Chrysler Building" Headdress     207
Making a Peasant Headdress     212
Making a Medieval Caul Headdress     213
Making a Renaissance Roundelet Headdress     216
Making a Roller Headdress     221
Making a Carmen Miranda-Style Fruit Headdress     223
Making a Chinese Opera Headdress     225
Animal Headdresses and Nonhuman Costumes     231
Rubber Outfit     231
Making a Crocodile Costume     231
Fabric Outfits     240
Making a Swan Costume     240
Making a Tree Costume     242
Making a Fruit Costume     248
Wired-framed Headdresses     250
Foam Headdresses and Costumes     258
Making Horse Headdresses     258
Making Mole and Squirrel Headdresses     263
Making Halloween Costumes     273
Making a Snake Headdress/Costume     276
Armor     279
War Helmets from Household Items     280
Making the Helmet Base     280
Making the Four Helmet Styles     280
Body Armor     287
Making Armor from Household Items     287
Altering and Decorating Existing Plastic Armor      293
Leather Products     297
Suede Leather Shoes and Boots     298
Making Boots     298
Leather Apron and Jacket     305
Making a Leather Apron     305
Making a Colorful Leather Jacket     306
Accessories     307
Jewelry and Mittens     307
Making Cheap Jewelry     307
Making Leather Mittens     310
Changing Cheap Clothing into Elegant Garments     313
Altering Women's Dresses     314
Altering an Old-Fashioned Dress to a 1920s-30s Wedding Dress     314
Altering a Used Dress to a 1920s-30s Evening Dress     316
Altering and Dyeing a Modern Dress to a Renaissance Gown     318
Altering Men's Jackets     321
Altering a Modern Jacket to a Smoking Jacket     321
Altering a Modern Jacket to a Late-Nineteenth to Early-Twentieth Century Jacket     323
Making New Garments Old     325
Aging and Distressing Costumes     325
Ways to Age and Distress Costumes     325
Examples of Aged/Distressed Costumes     326
Sources and Safety     329
Supply Sources and Safely Tips     329
Supply Sources     329
Safety Tips      332
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