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.
We designed and built this Sun Goddess dress for a prominent environmentalist and guest of honor of Bette Midler's annual Halloween party. The dress is made of 3 separate sheer layers with gold appliqués hand sewn into the top layer.
We designed and built this conceptual white oak tree costume for a prominent environmentalist and guest of honor of Bette Midler's annual Halloween party this year. It is hand painted and eco friendly fabrics and those are real oak tree leaves that we painted and waxed.
We just finished this adorable flapper inspired skating costume with multi layered skirt and cascading rhinestones, for competitive skater Emilia Murdoch. She already won 2 competitions and the season just started!
This is a battery powered light up ballerina dress we designed and made for THE RIDE in Times Square. The dress has hundreds of LED lights inside the dress. The dress wirelessly communicates with the shows controls which programs and animates the lights which change color and sparkle to the music.
This week we are working on some interiors for the set of an editorial shoot. We restored and reupholstered this old bench and make the footstool from scratch. We made a set of zebra print roman shades as well.
Today we're making a bunch of custom wireless mic belt packs. We make a lot of custom belt packs for theatrical shows. We make them out of elastic, strong cordura nylon and insert plastic film pouches inside of the nylon pouches to protect the transmitters/receivers and batteries from sweat and water.
We made a recreation of Princess Diana's wedding dress for Perez Hilton to wear on WeTV for a Royal Wedding Special. We only had 4 days to build it then it had to fly out of the shop! No time to get a full length picture... check it out on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy8uj8Aatro
We love getting phone calls that start with "I have a crazy question" and that was the case with these Angry Birds costumes that we did for Glamour Magazine. Our friends at Glamour were doing a special meeting in a matter of days and they decided that they wanted to dress up in Angry Birds costumes to do their presentation. We knew the costumes were looking good when two fifteen-year-old boys who happened to be in our studio yelled "Cool!" upon seeing them.
Here is an example of a custom-made transport bag produced for our client Sugar Marketing. They needed to create a bag based on the specs of a custom-made trade show table. The bag needed to be durable, easy to carry and able to keep the contents of the bags safe during shipping and transportation.
The bag is made of heavy-duty materials with foam inserts and straps for carrying. Although not necessarily clear from the photo, it was big enough for an average sized family of four.
This is Moisty from Moisty The Snowman Saves Christmas, an original musical that ran in December of 2010 at Dixon Place Theatre in NYC. For more information on Moisty the Snowman and his upcoming performances, please click here.
The Work Room builds the Blue Man Group band costumes. The costumes are built to withstand the constant movement of the band members. They must be strong, durable and able to be washed over and over again.
This is a costume we built for the theatrical production of Moisty the Snowman Saves Christmas. The musical was originally performed at The New York Musical Theater Festival in 2009 and played to packed houses at New York City's legendary Dixon Place Theater last holiday season. This costume is for Jaggedy Ann, a lovable misfit toy that is too sharp and toxic for kids to play with, and as a result has landed on the Isle of Misfit Toys. For more information on Moisty the Snowman Saves Christmas, please visit Moistythesnowman.com