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Resources for Costuming

These are resources I know of.  If you know of others you recommend, please let me know at john@hoopwire.com

Database Software for Costume Inventory, Production Management, and so much more!

Costume & Theatre Inventory Resources I have used this software and can not recommend it highly enough.  Also, custom printed labels to sew or iron in costumes.  Fantastic customer support too. 

Hoop Wire/Skirt Boning


Patterns, Classes, Webinars, and How To Blogs

Tutus that Dance– Patterns for Ballet and dance, Tutu Seminars. I've attended many seminars and always learn a lot also wonderful patterns.

TutuEducation.com - Fantastic resource for expert instruction.  Even some freebies!  Professional quality HD videos with experts.  I've learned so much from the videos I've watched.  Highly recommend this! 

Travis Halsey Webinars -  Love these webinars.

Truly Victorian – Vintage patterns for the 1830’s to the 1900’s

Past Patterns - Patterns from 1780's - 1940's

Reconstructing History – Vintage & historic patterns for the 17th to the 20th Centuries

The Laced Angel - How to Draft a Round Hoop Skirt – Corset, Hoop Skirt & other tutorials

Historical Sewing – 19th Century Costuming

Angela Clayton's Costumery & Creations – Medieval to 19th Century & Cosplay Blog

Tutu Net, Coutil, Boning, etc.

Tutu Nets Midwest – Diamond Net, Tulle, Spiral Steel Boning, Boning Tips, Bone Casing, Hooks & Bars, Petersham Ribbon, ½” Rigid Plastic Boning, Button hole elastic, and shoulder strap elastic.

Edley Fabrics  Diamond Net & Tulle (by the bolt)

Richard the Thread – Spiral Boning, Boning Tips, Bone Casing, Nickel Hooks & Bars (don’t rust), wax tracing paper, coutil, brocades,

Farthingales – Canada – Spiral Boning, Bone Casing Tape, Bone Tipping Pliers, hoop skirt & bustle patterns,

CorsetMaking.com – Spiral Steel Boning, Boning Tips, ½” Rigid Plastic Boning, Bone Casing Tape, Coutil, and Brocades

The Sewing Place  -  Petersham Ribbon

Judith M Millinery SupplyPetersham Ribbon, Millinery Supplies

Valorose Tutus and Textiles – UK – Tutu Net, Tulle, Fabrics, Lace, Hooks & Bars, Petersham Ribbon, Bone Casing, Piping Cord, Coutil, and HoopWire.com hoop wire reseller.

Dynamic Dancewear - Australia - HoopWire.com hoop wire reseller, Costumer, Dance supplies

Tutu.com – Fabrics, trims, nets, hooks & bars

Sewing Supplies & Notions

Wawak Sewing

Country Brook Design - Belting, buckles, d-rings, belting tips, hook & loop tape

LACISVintage notions and tools


Pro Chemical & Dye

Dharma Trading


Jiffy Steamer

Theater Makeup

The Ultimate Guide to Cosplay Makeup

A Guide to Theater Makeup