Wednesday

University of Illinois costume shop tour!

 This is my friend, Elizabeth. She is a grad student in costume design. She helped design the props in Resident Evil 4. She is from Canada. She's a very sweet girl! Here she is cutting out her fabric for a men's shirt.
all the pretty colors!
dance and costume inventory.
tick tock in the costume shop. Time really does fly!
so so soooo many period shoes! :)
it really is a dream, isn't it?
the serger.
love, polly

19 comments:

Cowbiscuits said...

wow this looks amazing!!

Nav said...

thanks for your lovely comment!

Woooah look at all those shoes - looks like fun in there!

x
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MJ said...

This seriously looks amazing, I want everything! I am just drooling with lust for all those pretty clothes :)

Elia said...

that is super cool. i really need to break down and learn how to use a sewing machine. i just do small things right now by hand and it takes forever; when i could be doing bigger things at a faster, more secure, rate.
damn procrastination!

as for the national: well, an ex-boy put cherry tree on a mix disc for me and i've been in love ever since. matt's voice had me at "loose lips sink ships". my favorite song by them is probably slow show, my new fav is definitely conversation 16. i'm so fuckin excited to hear the new album live. you gonna try to catch them on tour?

v a m p i r e said...

ahh this seems like an awesome job , costume designer ^^

Natalie said...

oh my gosh. love, love, LOVE this post. it's great to see a little behind-the-scenes. I'm in love with those red shoes with the big flowersss!

Christina said...

omg, did they stick you guys in a basement too?? Texas Tech's Costume shop was always in the basement when I was there! We called it "the costume cave". Though, I sort of liked it, because it was like you were in your own little make believe world, away from everything! Reading this makes me miss it!

The Cookie Button said...

Wow, so much lovely stuff!

Alice said...

Great Post! Thanks for sharing this Pictures. And wow,wow,wow! What a beautiful collection of shoes!!! :)
xx, Alice from bells and whistles

Deer Little Fawn said...

Wow what a great job! And Oooooooh the shoes!! :) So much fun!
x Beth

emily said...

this looks so exciting!! :)

Caroline said...

I love this post, i'd do anything to just be able to go through all those costumes and dresses, hehe! xxxxxx

Booga said...

Yes! ...it, indeed is truly a dream. One day my wardrobe will look just like that! ;)

elycia said...

oh my goodness! that looks amazing!

carly. said...

woooow. i would spend a whole lotta monies there. that's insane!! and awesome!!

Hannah said...

So much vintage eye candy!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Um, this is AWESOME! It looks like the most PERFECT place ever for you! I'm so happy you are following your dreams Polly!

Rachel said...

What program are you in?

Ashley said...

This is so cool to see! I am the shop foreman at a costume shop here in Michigan. I love to see how other shops are laid out. There are some very cool shoes here! Thanks so much for putting this tour on your blog!

<3 Ashley

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