Thursday, September 23, 2010

Employee Spotlight: Shirley L.

Meet Shirley L. - Wardrobe Manager
Think your costumes magically clean themselves? Think again. Shirley heads up a wardrobe staff of up to four people that receive rental returns, check in inventory, launder and dry clean costumes and restocks the inventory in our giant warehouse. Having worked at The Costumer for almost seven years, Shirley also lends a hand with shipping and writing up orders. She came to us with over ten years of factory sewing, pattern and cutting experience and regularly volunteers as an usher at Proctors. One of Shirley's favorite theatrical productions is "Peter Pan" because it makes you know you never have to entirely grow up and shows you how far you can go with the use of your imagination. A fun fact: Mrs. Potts is her favorite costume in The Costumer rental warehouse.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Art Night

Come one, come all, to "the greatest show unearthed." This Friday, September 17, The Costumer is showcasing and participating in "Variety Circus" at Proctors. The show starts at 7pm in the GE Theater.

An evening in conjunction with Schenectady's Art Night, The Costumer will be featuring our latest Halloween trends with special guest models Q103's Q-Tease and improve group MOPCO. Other acts include Northeast Ballet dance performances, Patrick P and the Tern Rounders music, a fashion show featuring local designers, and much more! Side shows include local artist work and special FX makeup demonstrations by our very own Dr. Dug A. Grave.

The event is FREE, so take a ride over to Schenectady for tons of fun and entertainment this Friday night!

Check out the following websites for more details and information:

Q103 WQBK:
Northeast Ballet:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Employee Spotlight: Helen P.

Meet Helen P. - Head Draper/DesignerHelen is entering her 21st year with The Costumer. For those who don't know, draping is a highly technically skilled position that involves creating custom costumes and unique patterns. She also sews new pieces and is part of the theater alterations team. Helen has an extensive costume background, having worked in NYC shops on Broadway, off Broadway, dance, feature films and television. She is always finding a challenge in creating newer and better costumes that are easy to alter and can fit many sizes. A motto she created, that fits perfectly for The Costumer, "No order too small, No customer too big." A fun fact about Helen: Our FAT ELVIS rental costume is her favorite...hilarious.