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Ballroom Practice Dress

Jonathan S. Marion

Jonathan S. Marion is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, President of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), and author of Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (2008) and Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually (2013, w/Jerome Crowder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Competitive costuming is designed and constructed to enhance the visual impact produced by ballroom competitors’ dancing. The rhinestones, feathers, lace, ruching, fabrics, accessories, and all-around tailoring that make a great competition...
...History and Significance of Dance in Clothing In Western concert dance tradition, specialized clothing developed to meet the requirements of performance and practice. Performance costume has perennially sought to create a visual spectacle...
...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? Costumes encompass “the head-to-toe look of everyone who appears on stage or on screen,” as described by Whitney Blausen, and are based on a production concept. This course provides students...

Early Superhero Comic Book Costumes

Jonathan S. Marion

Jonathan S. Marion is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, President of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), and author of Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (2008) and Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually (2013, w/Jerome Crowder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Scanlan

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...What collectors and historians know as the Golden Age of comics began with the debut of Superman in 1938, quickly followed by other superheroes including Batman, the Human Torch, and Namor in 1939, Captain Marvel in 1940, and Captain...

Competitive Ballroom Dance

Jonathan S. Marion

Jonathan S. Marion is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, President of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), and author of Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (2008) and Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually (2013, w/Jerome Crowder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Competitive ballroom costuming facilitates and maximizes the artistic and expressive impact of competitors’ dancing. It is meant to accentuate the movements of dancers’ performances and enhance the artistic images being produced. Artistic...

Bodysuit, Leotard, and Swimsuit Foundations

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, USA. A teacher, designer, consultant, and author, Armstrong is a recipient of the Nisod Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Draping for Apparel Design

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Design 1: Bodysuit FoundationDesign 2: Bodysuit with Cutout DesignDesign 3: TightsDesign 4: Leotard Foundation DesignDesign 5: Leotard with Short Cap SleeveDesign 6: Maillot FoundationDesign 7: Bikini: Bottom and TopThe bodysuit...

Grading Stretch Garments

Kathy K. Mullet

Kathy K. Mullet is based at Oregon State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Concepts of Pattern Grading : Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Introduction Grading garments made of stretch fabrics differs from grading garments made of rigid fabrics when the garments utilize the stretch as part of their fit and function. Garments in this category are actually cut smaller than...

Swimwear Slopers and Patterns

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Swimsuits can look stylish when worn on vacation when one is sitting poolside or seaside or engaged in other water-based activities. Depending on the design, a swimsuit can also be worn as a tank top and paired with pants and worn out...

Costume for Dance

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The appearance of the tutu (a stiff, delicate ballet skirt made of tulle), together with pointe shoes (which enable ballerinas to dance on pointe, that is, on the tip of their toes) in 1832 in Paris marked the turning point for costumes...

Figure Skating Dress and Costume

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The earliest dress for an ice-skater was basic winter-weather gear. Coats or jackets, pants or skirts, mittens or gloves, and hats or scarves protected skaters from the cold and damp. Early paintings and prints give evidence...