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Favorite References In Our Workroom Library

on Tuesday, 06 July 2010. Posted in Show Resources

References for Costume, Makeup, Hair and More



Note: many of these books are out of print, but you may want to try searching for them on eBay.

Costume Language
Stephanie Davies
Cressrelles Publishing
1994

American Costume
Estelle Ansley Worrell
Stackpole Books
1979

The Mode in Costume
R Turner Wilcox
Scribners
1958

Historic Costume for the Stage
Lucy Barton
Walter H Baker
1963

Appreciating Costume
Lucy Barton
Walter H Baker
1969
Every costumer and every actor should read this one!

Patterns for Theatrical Costumes
Katherine Strand Holkeboer
Drama Books
1993

Costume and Fashion 1550-1760
Jack Cassin-Scott
Cox & Wyman, Ltd
1975

Costume and Fashion 1760-1920
Jack Cassin-Scott
Cox & Wyman, Ltd
1975

Occupational Costume in England
Phyllis Cunnington and Catherine Lucas
A & C Black
1967

A Dictionary of English Costume 900-1900
C W & P E Cunnington & Charles Beard
A & C Black
1976
a good "what does that mean" source

The Cut of Women's Clothes 1600- 1930
Nora Waugh
Theatre Arts Books
1968
scaled drawings of pattern pieces of women's period garments

The Cut of Men's Clothes 1600 - 1900
Nora Waugh Theatre Arts Books
1964
scaled drawings of pattern pieces of men's period garments

Patterns of Fashion all 3 volumes
Janet Arnold
the ultimate garment historian, she patterns originals garments and describes their construction in detail

Dressed for the Job
Cristobel Williams-Mitchell
Blandford Press
1982
helps with all those servants!

Patterns for Costume Accessories
Arnold Levine & Robin McGee
Costume & Fashion Press
2006

Fashions in Hair
Richard Corson
Peter Owen
many choices of hair style for each time period

From the Neck Up
Denise Dreher
Madhatter Press
1981
step by step lessons for building historically accurate headwear with scaled patterns

The Mode in Hats & Headdresses
R Turner Wilcox
Charles Scribner's Sons
1948
companion to the Mode in Costume

Stage Makeup
Richard Corson
Prentice Hall
1st pub 1975
the basic "bible" of stage makeup - explains how & why everything is done

Stage Make-up Techniques
Martin Jans
van Dobbenburgh
1986
a smaller "bible" - more pictures, fewer words

Makeup for Theatre, Film and Television
Lee Baygan
Drama Book Publishers
1982
he developed the original coneheads for SNL, & developed techniques for prosthetics in film & television