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Behind the Scenes at the RSC Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

I have an article included in the October issue of Seamwork, which was released yesterday.

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

The article is a profile of the in-house costume department at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon. The RSC is one of a small number of UK theatre companies with a dedicated costume department (others include the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, and Scottish Opera). The costume department works on every production at the RSC, across six departments: menswear, womenswear, hats and jewelry, painting and dyeing, costume props, and footwear and armory.

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

You can read the full article here, or download the magazine (for free) from the Seamwork website.

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Department

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White Rabbit Fancy Dress in Minutes

Quick White Rabbit Fancy Dress

Me and Phil attended a friend’s birthday party this evening. The party was fancy dress and I decided to pull together a quick White Rabbit costume. I cut a pocket watch and some hearts out of felt and stuck them to a jacket using glue-dots. The ears were also cut out of felt & given a pink centre using a sharpie. I shaped the ears by folding a white pipe cleaner in half and sewing it to the back of the ears. These were then sewn on to a head band.

I made a large white pompom, which I pinned to the back of my jacket, and painted my face white – with a black nose & whiskers. Simple:)

Quick White Rabbit Fancy Dress