This is an indispensable 'how to' book offering the practical almost any costume accessory need: Make it yourself! This unique, large-format book comprises a collection of over 80 patterns for period and contemporary costume accessories. The hats and headwear chapter includes 23 different patterns from mob cap to bishop's mitre. The neckwear chapter offers 20 variations from ruff to cravat. Also included are patterns for various accessories from gauntlets to reticules. Each item is presented in easy-to-follow pattern form, with full instructions and illustrations of the finished object on each facing page.
Arnold Levine has been Resident Costume Designer at many US regional theatres and worked for New York City Ballet before setting up his own theatrical millinery and craft studio. Robin McGee was an actor before turning designer. She has worked on over 100 productions around the USA.