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THA 2140: Introduction to Theatrical Design: Costumes

In the library

In the library

Browse in the stacks or reference section:

391.003-009    Clothing and dress
746.92 Fashion design
792.026 Costume
792.027   Makeup

Browse in the VSC online catalog

Clothing and dress



Theatrical makeup

Reference ebooks

Reference books online

Click on the title to access the ebook

Reference sources

Browse in the library in reference or the stacks at 391 or 792.026

Some reference sets in the library

Careers in costuming

Subscription source for video.  Log-in required for off-campus viewing.


Documentary series on fashion history

Seven Ages of Fashion Series

Shows 400 years of British history, from the time of Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, reflecting through fashion the enormous changes between the time that Henry VIII forbade women to wear hats to the time when Mary Quant hiked hemlines to the hip. 7-part series, 26 minutes each.

Internet resources

 Lots of links

The Costume Page: Costuming Resources Online

Other resources

Online collections at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Fashion Museum, from Bath and North East Somerset Council, UK. Includes a popular Dress of the Year collection.

Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Documentary and informational films

Browse films related to
clothing and costumes