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I retired early from UAF back in 2007, so the Theatre UAF Costume Shop Web presence Has Moved to [http://www.uaf.edu/theatrefilm/ Theatre UAF Official Site] however, old and new UAF students may appreciate these old pages about the costume studio during my time there from 1988-2007.  So here is a trip down memory lane. ---Tara Maginnis
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop09703_04.jpg]] The Costume Shop is unusually large for an undergraduate-only theatre program. While comparing notes with other costumers in the Northwest Drama Conference (AK, WA, OR, & ID) I found it "tied" with Anchorage as the biggest college shop space (21' x 53' in the main room alone) in the Conference region.
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[[File:ImagesCostshop09703_04.jpg|frameless|border]] The Costume Shop is unusually large for an undergraduate-only theatre program. While comparing notes with other costumers in the Northwest Drama Conference (AK, WA, OR, & ID) I found it "tied" with Anchorage as the biggest college shop space (21' x 53' in the main room alone) in the Conference region.
  
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Like nearly every costume shop, it is in a basement with no windows and cement walls, but in Winter in Fairbanks this is a blessing. You never realize that it's cold and dark outside till you go to get your car. (Boy do you notice it then!)  
 
Like nearly every costume shop, it is in a basement with no windows and cement walls, but in Winter in Fairbanks this is a blessing. You never realize that it's cold and dark outside till you go to get your car. (Boy do you notice it then!)  
  
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One of the main shop disadvantages, a poor ventilation system, we turned to our advantage, by making an all
 
One of the main shop disadvantages, a poor ventilation system, we turned to our advantage, by making an all
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[[Advice1pagesCookbook| non-toxic vapor working environment]]
 
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We have two full-size (4' x 8') padded cutting tables, and a full and a 2/3's size crafts tables, plus a hot glue table.  
 
We have two full-size (4' x 8') padded cutting tables, and a full and a 2/3's size crafts tables, plus a hot glue table.  
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop77548_03.jpg]] Oh, yes, and we once had a part-time costume shop cat, the estimable
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[[File:ImagesCostshop77548_03.jpg|frameless|border]] Oh, yes, and we once had a part-time costume shop cat, the estimable
  
 
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'''Costume Shop Equipment'''
 
'''Costume Shop Equipment'''
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop77549_08.jpg]] The shop has a comfortable amount of good, equipment, including 6 Wolf-type dress forms, 3 Bernina sewing machines, an industrial overlock serger, a Consew industrial, an Airbrush and compressor, and a genuine industrial soup cooker dye vat.
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[[File:ImagesCostshop77549_08.jpg|frameless|border]] The shop has a comfortable amount of good, equipment, including 6 Wolf-type dress forms, 3 Bernina sewing machines, an industrial overlock serger, a Consew industrial, an Airbrush and compressor, and a genuine industrial soup cooker dye vat.
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop77549_03.jpg]] We also have a new commercial washer & drier, provided by a group of community donors.
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[[File:ImagesCostshop77549_03.jpg|frameless|border]] We also have a new commercial washer & drier, provided by a group of community donors.
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop77549_04.jpg]] (Ain't it a dream?) We also have two nearly new electric-pump industrial steam irons, a newer Thompson portable industrial walking foot, and a barely year old standing steamer wand.
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[[File:ImagesCostshop77549_04.jpg|frameless|border]] (Ain't it a dream?) We also have two nearly new electric-pump industrial steam irons, a newer Thompson portable industrial walking foot, and a barely year old standing steamer wand.
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop1ax_mach.jpg]] We also have a Pentium computer connected to the university T1 ethernet for the shop.
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[[File:ImagesCostshop1ax_mach.jpg|frameless|border]] We also have a Pentium computer connected to the university T1 ethernet for the shop.
  
[[File:ImagesCostshop1ax_bin2.jpg]] Students working on their own projects have access to our extensive swatch and scrap bin system, where any fabric smaller than a foot square is available for swatches, and any fabric smaller than a yard square is folded into color coded scraps for use in shows and projects.
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[[File:ImagesCostshop1ax_bin2.jpg|frameless|border]] Students working on their own projects have access to our extensive swatch and scrap bin system, where any fabric smaller than a foot square is available for swatches, and any fabric smaller than a yard square is folded into color coded scraps for use in shows and projects.
  
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In addition to the main room is:
 
In addition to the main room is:

Latest revision as of 07:29, 31 July 2014

I retired early from UAF back in 2007, so the Theatre UAF Costume Shop Web presence Has Moved to Theatre UAF Official Site however, old and new UAF students may appreciate these old pages about the costume studio during my time there from 1988-2007. So here is a trip down memory lane. ---Tara Maginnis

Page 2 about the UAF Costume Shop during 1988-2007:

ImagesCostshop09703 04.jpg The Costume Shop is unusually large for an undergraduate-only theatre program. While comparing notes with other costumers in the Northwest Drama Conference (AK, WA, OR, & ID) I found it "tied" with Anchorage as the biggest college shop space (21' x 53' in the main room alone) in the Conference region.

ImagesCostshop09703 13.jpg

ImagesCostshop92916 12.jpg

Lorrainemisc1Pict0030.jpg

ImagesCostshop92916 03.jpg

Like nearly every costume shop, it is in a basement with no windows and cement walls, but in Winter in Fairbanks this is a blessing. You never realize that it's cold and dark outside till you go to get your car. (Boy do you notice it then!)

ImagesCostshop77548 10.jpg

ImagesCostshop92916 05.jpg

One of the main shop disadvantages, a poor ventilation system, we turned to our advantage, by making an all

non-toxic vapor working environment

ImagesCostshop92916 04.jpg

ImagesCostshop09703 12.jpg

We have two full-size (4' x 8') padded cutting tables, and a full and a 2/3's size crafts tables, plus a hot glue table.

ImagesCostshop77548 03.jpg Oh, yes, and we once had a part-time costume shop cat, the estimable

Shoelace.

Costume Shop Equipment

ImagesCostshop77549 08.jpg The shop has a comfortable amount of good, equipment, including 6 Wolf-type dress forms, 3 Bernina sewing machines, an industrial overlock serger, a Consew industrial, an Airbrush and compressor, and a genuine industrial soup cooker dye vat.

ImagesCostshop77549 03.jpg We also have a new commercial washer & drier, provided by a group of community donors.

ImagesCostshop77549 04.jpg (Ain't it a dream?) We also have two nearly new electric-pump industrial steam irons, a newer Thompson portable industrial walking foot, and a barely year old standing steamer wand.

ImagesCostshop1ax mach.jpg We also have a Pentium computer connected to the university T1 ethernet for the shop.

ImagesCostshop1ax bin2.jpg Students working on their own projects have access to our extensive swatch and scrap bin system, where any fabric smaller than a foot square is available for swatches, and any fabric smaller than a yard square is folded into color coded scraps for use in shows and projects.

ImagesCostshop1ax bins.jpg

ImagesCostshopDrawers.jpg

In addition to the main room is:

The Hat Room

The Unisex Bathroom

The Shoe Room

The Men's & Women's Dressing Rooms

Upstairs Storage of Stock

To see all of these

Click Here.

Links to other Costume Shops On the Web

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