Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's almost summer already

Name three things you think of when you hear the word "SUMMER". Was The Costumer one of them? If not, it should be! Not only do we have summer discounts on theatrical rentals (see our home page at but we also have a summer discount on some of the most fun costumes and accessories for any party, bbq, luau or tropical getaway. For the prankster, check out our Cover Ups. For your cheesy side, check out our hawaiian shirts. Set the mood with a variety of Luau CD's. Cool off your drinks with an inflatable palm tree cooler. Perhaps start your own "band" with tambourines, maracas, and more! Heading to the beach? Don't forget your sunglasses....aviators, blues brothers, and hundreds of wacky styles are just a click or phone call away. Happy Summer!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Soft Sculpture Costumes

Have you ever heard the phrase "SOFT SCULPTURE" when it comes to costuming?  Soft Sculpture is a costume building technique to create just that: a soft sculptural costume piece or accessory.  Most often made of foam, it is soft and lightweight, durable and easy to care for, and it gives lots of depth on the stage.  Many of The Costumer's specialty costumes are made of it, including our BEAUTY AND THE BEAST enchanted objects (Madame Grande De La Bouche, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, etc.), ALICE IN WONDERLAND and WIZARD OF OZ flower head pieces, and THE JUNGLE BOOK animal hoods.  MULAN, our newest show, has The Soldier's armor and Mushu's body and headpiece made of Soft Sculpture.  Check out our website,, to view show photos.

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Show, New Costumes - Disney's "Mulan"

Did you know that Disney has created yet another hit Broadway musical that your school is able to produce? MULAN is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and spirit, and The Costumer is ready with all your costuming needs. We are currently in the process of building three sets of costumes that will blend beautifully into any director's vision, over 200 costumes! Characters include Mulan, The Ancestors, Daughters, Mushu, The Emperor, The Huns, and The Soldiers. A wide range of sizes are available, from Elementary up to High School. Photos will be available this summer. Wigs are also available for your show rental, and swords are available for sale through our Catalog/Internet Department. For more information contact our Theatre Department, 518-374-7442.