Thanks for visiting the blog for The Work Room. We're a fabrication studio specializing in building costumes, interiors and soft scenic goods for the entertainment, event and advertising industries. We also offer product development consulting. Please check out some of our work below.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Product Development by The Work Room

The Work Room works with individuals and companies to help produce samples and short runs of products for retail and wholesale. We also offer product development services which include creating patterns, spec and tech packages, sourcing manufacturers and overseeing every aspect of transforming a client's great idea into a product sold in stores. Here is an example of a travel accessory line called Travel Chic, who utilized our product development services.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Opera Dress Costume

Originally designed and built for the project THE RIDE, this opera dress was created to withstand the elements. This costume would be worn by an opera singer, performing in the round at Columbus Circle, during various seasons.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Custom Wedding Gown by The Work Room

Here is an example of a custom gown built by The Work Room. The top photo shows the lovely bride and groom on their wedding day.  The second image shows some of the hand rouching detail on the back of the gown.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Title of Show on Broadway

Our founder, Chase Tyler, designed Title of Show on Broadway and we made the costumes. You can't see it in the picture but the letters in the sandwich board light up and chase using hidden electronics and battery power! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Custom Curtains, Pillows and Upholstery

Custom curtains, pillows and upholstery by The Work Room in this colorful sitting area.  Glowing eyes on the cat not part of the design.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Disco Ball Suit

This disco ball suit was created for Blue Man Group's live touring show. The suit is made of individual pieces of mirrors sewn into the suit of the guitar player. The Work Room also produces all Blue Man and Blue Man Band costumes.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Live Wire Dress

This dress was created for Blue Man Group's first live tour. Worn in this photo by Annette Strean from Venus Hum, the dress was built to pulsate light along with the music.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mix-Master-Mustard Costume

Mix-Master-Mustard was originally created for an advertising campaign to promote the opening of Blue Man Group's Chicago production. The character came back to life years later when the images were used for another online campaign created by Blue Man Group for the theonion.com, which ended up being one of the most successful campaigns theonion.com had hosted at that time.

Under the Big Top

A ringmaster costume built for the theatrical production Mumbo in Baltimore.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Grayscale Dress for Animation

We've built many versions of the live wire dress for Blue Man Group through the years. This version is a replica of the pulsating wired dress in grayscale, so it can be easily animated in post-production.

Live Wire Costumes

Live Wire costumes were built for the Blue Man Group band members. The top photo shows the costumes live on stage during the 2011 Blue Man Group Tour. The bottom photo shows a behind-the-scenes look of the intricate wiring up close.