Costume Designer

Costume Design: An Insider's Perspective

Tonight is Oscar night, and while much of the attention tends to fall on the acting and directing nominees, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes folks who are just as excited about the possibility of winning Hollywood’s most prestigious award. Among these are five talented costume designers: Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina, Paco Delgado for Les Miserables, Joanna Johnston for Lincoln, Eiko Ishioka for Mirror Mirror, and Colleen Atwood for Snow White and the Huntsman. Though only one can take home the statue, all five of these designers produced award-worthy work on their respective films. Read More...
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Seek in the news!

Interested in learning more about Seek and the story behind it? Check out this feature on founder and wardrobe stylist Rebecca Frey.
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Wait, that costume costs WHAT?! (Part 2)

Yesterday we posted a breakdown of all of the various skills and materials that go into designing and building a custom costume. Today we're going to use the rendering below to illustrate just how each of these things applies to an actual garment.

Say you wanted to make a dog costume like the one shown, and have it fit an average-sized adult. Seems simple enough, right? Buy some fake fur, sew a few seams, make a tail, and presto! But there is much more to this "basic" costume than meets the eye...
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Wait, that costume costs WHAT?!

Halloween is just around the corner, and Seek's phone lines are abuzz with inquiries about our custom costume design services. We're thrilled, of course--we love helping to bring our clients’ crazy costume ideas to life! Unfortunately for customers who've never had anything custom-made for them before, the prices often come as something of a shock. Read More...
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Trick-or-Treat!

Fall is just around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your Halloween costume! Maybe last year you waited until the last minute and ended up settling for a mass-produced costume from a Halloween shop, or something sold in a plastic package at the drugstore. Did you get to the party and realize that five of your friends were wearing the same thing?
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