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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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Twelve Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Just realized that Halloween is less than a week away? Got a last-minute invite to a weekend costume party? Have absolutely NO idea what to wear, but can't bear the thought of setting foot in a mobbed costume shop? Below are twelve DIY costume ideas, many of which can be created with materials you already have lying around the house: 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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Ask a New York Stylist

Looking for fashion advice? Check out Seek founder Rebecca Frey's new weekly shopping and style column, Ask a New York Stylist, which will appear every Tuesday over at Ask a New Yorker.
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