The Costume Connection has shoes perfect to complete any character. Come in and check them out.Read More
The collection was donated to Costume Connection Houston by the production company for a successful FX miniseries that focused on the musical stage in the mid-20th century.Read More
Today’s Tip from Donna Southern SchmidtRead More
Here’s a quick tip for storing boots to preserve their shape.Read More
On Monday, January 28, the Costume Connection Houston convened representatives of the Houston theater community to introduce them to the newest resource for costumes. Yes, the Costume Connection Houston!Read More
Today’s Tip is from the Costume Connection’s own Donna Southern Schmidt:
Use your sewing machine to sew on buttons. Set your stitch length to zero, your machine stitch to zig zag and the stitch width to the width of your button holes and then just stitch!
Despite the read more link. There is no more. It’s a glitch. We’ve tried to remove it to no avail.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the Costume Connection Houston is now home to the costume collection of Classical Theatre Company. Perhaps some of these wonderful costumes can work for your next show. Visit the Costume Connection Houston and check them out. Our hours are Monday-Wednesday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or by appointment by contacting Donna Schmidt at email@example.com
If you need animal feet or your actors to look like they are barefoot, use these shoes by Vibram. This tip is from Amber Stepanik, designer for Curious George.
What are some costume tips you have?
Turn roller skates into ice skates for the stage with peel and stick foam sheets from Michaels Arts and Crafts. This tip from Patty Tuel Bailey.Read More
We think they are perfect for 1776, but you may have other ideas.
Let us know how you would use these costumes.
The Costume Connection Houston has received a generous donation from Jerry LaBita to fund equipment in the workroom. As all members of the Houston theater community know, Jerry was the guiding light of Theater Lab Houston for a quarter century before he retired this spring and brought down Theater Lab's final curtain. Jerry made his generous donation in memory of Mark Adams.
NOW THAT’S A HAT!
…one of over a dozen at the Costume Connection Houston designed by Jack McConnell, America’s last great milliner. McConnell regularly brought his spring and summer show to Sakowitz Post Oak. The fabulous creations were donated to the Costume Connection Houston by Margaret Reinke. We thank her and Susie Works, who was instrumental in making this stunning “connection” happen.Read More
Many thanks to Holly Beretto and Houstonia Magazine for this wonderful article: