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This Tucson Costume Designer has Stitched Together Decades of Gaslight Theatre Fashion

Posted: Aug. 20

A time-traveling mad scientist. Swashbuckling pirates in search of lost treasure. And a space princess determined to have intergalactic peace.

These colorful characters brought to life on the Gaslight Theatre’s stage all have something in common — what they wear — the electrifying white wig, eye patches and sparkly teal dress with a crown to match — all come from Tucson’s own Gaslight Costume Shoppe, reports Tucson.com.

Renée Cloutier, Gaslight’s head costume designer, first created the theater’s costumes from home in the early 1980s.

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Caption: Gaslight Theatre’s founder, Tony Terry, says Renée Cloutier’s dedication to costuming makes his job running the theater easier. “Nobody has to tell her ‘Hey, I want you to do a great job,’” Terry says. “She’s an absolute gem and I don’t know how other theaters get by without Renée doing their costumes.” Credit: 

 

William & Mary's Theatre’s Scene, Costume Shops Settle Into Temporary Homes

Posted: Aug. 20

Organization has been the key to moving and resetting the massive scene and costume operations that William & Mary theatre uses to teach students and create the university’s productions.

While Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall is being renovated for two to three years, the two operations have been relocated to the nearby Dillard Complex. Classes will continue to be held there this fall, with scenery and costumes created and transported for performances at the Kimball Theatre.

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Caption: William & Mary Theatre Technical Director Brian Saxton shows off the department's new Scene Shop at the Dillard Complex, which will be used during renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas

 

Why Do Superheroes Need a Costume?

Posted: Aug. 20, 2019

From the Superman to Batman, Spider-man to Iron-man, Thor to Captain America and many other superheroes are not only eminent in prevailing justice but also very popular for their costumes and jackets, ThriveGlobal writes. 

When spider-man with his red costume, Batman with dark black and Superman in his striking blue color cosplays chasing a villain in the streets, a question is always arise in the mind of people “Why do superheroes need a costume?”

Do you know? If not then don’t worry, after reading the full story you will be able to answer this question to children.

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Fan Conventions For The Weekend of Aug. 24

This list is courtesy of Fancoms.com.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2019 August 22-25, 2019 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
Bubba Fest! 2019 August 23-25, 2019 Knoxville Convention Center
Knoxville, TN
Colorado Springs Comic Con 2019 August 23-25, 2019 Chapel Hills Mall Event Center
Colorado Springs, CO
Hub City Comic Convention 2019 August 23-25, 2019 Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock, TX
Keystone Comic Con 2019 August 23-25, 2019 Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
MeggaXP 2019 August 24, 2019 Commonwealth Commerce Center
Jackson, MI
Next Level Expo 2019 August 24, 2019 Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Ames, IA
Boise Comic Arts Festival 2019 August 24-25, 2019 JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)
Boise, ID
Fairfax Comic Con 2019 August 24-25, 2019 Dulles Expo Center
Chantilly, VA
Infinity Toy and Comic Con 2019 August 24-25, 2019 Silver Spurs Arena
Kissimmee, FL

 

 

 

 

Shopping for The Perfect Austin Pride Costume at NCA member Lucy in Disguise

Austin Pride is in full swing, and it all leads up to the big festival and parade through Downtown, KVUE-TV reports. It's a time for people to showcase their true selves, with outfits featuring color, sparkle and fun. 

Cultural Reporter Brittany Flowers stopped by Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, a member of the National Costumers Association, along with her KVUE crew to find the perfect Pride outfit. 

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Caption: KVUE Cultural Reporter Brittany Flowers at NCA member Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds. Credit: KVUE.

 
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