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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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sun Goddess dress

hand stitched gold details. 
Dress front


Dress back
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 appliqu├ęs hand sewn into the top layer.

Custom Designed Tree Suit

Tree Costume-Front
Tree Costume-Without Jacket


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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Streb dance costume

We designed and made this cover up athletic suit for Streb Action Mechanics. We silk screened Strebs logo onto the custom made outfit in their colors.

Ice skating dress


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!

THE RIDE light up ballerina dress


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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Video panel covers for My Morning Jacket

We made a bunch of custom padded panels for the set of My Morning Jackets new tour. They cover a bunch of giant, custom, trapezoid shaped video panels that need to be packed up and trucked each night. 



Donnabelle's Bakery

We just made large custom swags and custom bench cushions for the interior of a bakery that just opened  in Midtown Manhattan. The baked goods are delicious as well!




Vintage Photo shoot.

We just found the image of a cover shoot we did the costumes for a few years ago for Travelocity Magazine and Blue Man Group.




Rooftop greenhouse

For an event we decked out this Manhattan rooftop greenhouse with custom built panels shading the ceiling and curtains around the entire house. We created and installed the custom hardware as well. 



Custom headboards

Here are a group a custom headboards we built from scratch and upholstered for a magazine shoot. We can make any shape and size you imagine. 



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Interiors for editorial



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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wireless Mic Packs



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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sasquatch Costume




We named him Sassy. With the aid of a complicated interior structure of foam, splines and big fake feet, this costume will make any average man 7' tall.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Princess Diana wedding dress for Perez Hilton Royal Wedding Special



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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Angry Birds Costumes


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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Custom Transport Bag

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. 

Custom Pillows


We just made a bunch of pillows for a set.  We do one-of-a-kind or larger runs for big events or retail.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Custom Curtains for Film Set



Here is an example of a custom curtain and duvet created for the set of a short film shot in a quaint country home in Vermont.

Moisty the Snowman Costume


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.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New material for Blue Man Group.



Our founder, Chase Tyler, has designed costumes for Blue Man Group for many years. We just designed and made Calypso costumes for new material going into many of the long running Blue Man Group shows.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blue Man Group Band Costumes


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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jaggedy Ann Costume


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