In The Art and Practice of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyse and explore the psychology of dress, the principles and elements of design, how to create costume renderings, and collaboration within the production. The book also takes a look at the costume shop and the role of the designer within it, and costume design careers within theatrical and fashion industries.

chapter 1|28 pages

The Magic of Costume Design

ByMelissa L. Merz

chapter 2|10 pages

Identifying Character Through Clothing

ByMelissa L. Merz

chapter 4|90 pages

Costume Rendering

BySteven Stines

chapter 5|26 pages

Costume Collaboration

ByLinda Pisano

chapter 6|22 pages

In the Costume Shop

ByHeather A. Milam

chapter 7|26 pages

Costume Design Training: Creating in Other Contexts

ByEsther Van Eek

chapter 8|52 pages

Show Business: No One Calls It “Show Art”

ByHolly Poe Durbin