Sunday, August 21, 2011

cirque du soleil


i was lucky enough to get a tour of the cirque du soleil costume shop a few days ago. some of my pictures magically dissapeared off my camera but i can describe it. AMAZING!

they make all the costumes for every cirque show in the world here in montreal.


there are entire rooms for dyeing fabric, printing fabric, storing fabric. they work in biggest sewing shop i have ever seen making the costumes for new productions and then the second biggest sewing shop i have ever seen for maintaining the costumes of past shows that are going out again..

this is just the studio for making hats. there are also separate shops for making shoes, wigs and face plasters

my favorite thing: a machine for dyeing leather.



AND they have this room full of swatches. fabric trim everything you could dream of and all the designers and cutters have to do is go in there and pick what they want send a list to the storage or "store" downstairs and they deliver it to you. this place runs like a dream and is extremely organized. everything was labeled within a inch of it's life, as kayla would say.


there is also artists there who develop new textures for fabric and just create new textiles all day.



these are the finished costumes ready to go out.


elizabeth said...


I am so envious and jealous of all they do. Fantastic that you got to see it.

A-M-A-Z-E-B-A-L-L-S (did I mention?)

Anonymous said...

i know mind blowing

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