#TuesdayTips: All Your Custom Costume Questions Answered

October 18, 2016

With Halloween around the corner, I am getting e-mails and phone calls daily about custom costumes and I decided to turn it into a blog post for Tuesday Tips for everyone looking to have a costume made. I had Marilyn fill out a questionnaire answering the most common questions asked by clients. Here’s what sheRead more

#FeatureFriday Fashion Trends Part II

September 30, 2016

It’s time for the second edition of my Fashion Trend Series! This month features the style of Alicia Keys. As soon as you search Google Images for “Alicia Keys Fashion,” you are instantly met with bold, solid garments in nearly every outfit she wears – especially on the red carpet! Sometimes you’ll see her wearing aRead more

#FeatureFriday Halloween Costume Closet Happy Hour!

September 23, 2016

If you’ve been following our social media posts, then you’ve heard about our upcoming event at the Studio on October 6th! If not, today’s #FeatureFriday is all about it! Marilyn & the Studio have teamed up with The Kittleman Group for a fantastically fun Halloween Costume Closet Happy Hour! Each guest will receive a 10%Read more

#FeatureFriday: Dress it up – Series 1

September 16, 2016

Today’s #FeatureFriday focus is a new series called, Dress It Up! Once a month, I will select a plain garment from the Costume Closet, put it on a mannequin, and have some of the staff select items within the Closet to accessorize it. There’s no limits – they can add any garment to the piece andRead more

#FeatureFriday Fashion Trends Part I

September 02, 2016

I’m continuously brainstorming new topics for the blog and my newest idea is to occasionally feature a random celebrity and their fashion over the years. To start off this new blog series, we will look at the wardrobe of Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer of the band Goo Goo Dolls. His Style: Casual meets Edgy! AllRead more

#FeatureFriday Costume Closet Faves

August 26, 2016

Since the Costume Closet is always an ongoing project, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to highlight our favorite garments in the Closet! Here’s some of our picks: Ashley D.’s Picks JJ’s Picks Which one do you like? Didn’t see one from our online closet? Post a link to it in the comments! We’dRead more

#FeatureFriday Inventory Pt. 2

July 29, 2016

I went through several old blog posts today which were written before I even started working here. Brittany, our previous workroom supervisor, was the queen of the Studio at that time and when I came along, the crown was handed to me. While is was reading, one particular entry caught my attention: Inventorying is FUN from March 2013.Read more

#FeatureFriday: Beach Wrap History

July 22, 2016

Over the past few weeks, the Studio added two new items to our retail section: beach wraps! Both were built by two of our summer interns, Eve and Rana, under the supervision of Marilyn and Karen. They turned out great! I (Admin) have to admit as I was pulling patterns for all the wraps, I neverRead more

#FeatureFriday: Men’s Hats

July 15, 2016

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been going through Marilyn’s hat collection in the Costume Closet. I realized one thing about the men’s hats: The only hat style I really know is top hat, bowler, fedora, and cowboy and that’s about it! It made it extra difficult to sort hats in the closet! So whatRead more

#FeatureFriday Dress Like Grace Kelly

July 01, 2016

Happy Friday! This week I did some research again, tracking down similar (and inspired!) patterns of a few dresses worn by Grace Kelly. To see my past post on Audrey Hepburn clothing patterns, click HERE. The Rear Window Dress McCalls 4045A This pattern was actually used for Grace’s dress. It’s no longer in print BUT youRead more