Costumer Carma Shawger covers costume research, the taking of measurements, costume acquisition and maintenance and various approaches to pattern making. She uses live models andhistorical illustrations to take an in-depth look at the specific requirements of Elizabethan, Victorian and Jazz Age costumes. Costuming a theatrical production can be fun and rewarding with proper organization. This video highlights 3 major time periods used frequently in educational theatre and shows how to costume a production efficiently and cost effectively. Covers organization and research, Victorian era, measurements. Jazz era, acquisitions, patterns, Elizabethan era and costume maintenance. This program is an overview of all aspects of the costumer's job. For a step-by-step technical guide to costume construction, we recommend The Pattern Development Video.