Ormazd. Wardrobe. September 24th , 2017.
On the set of a movie there is always a wardrobe trailer as part of the circus. However, the actors or performers wardrobe is hung up in their trailer before they arrive for the days filming. All pieces are delivered to the performer along with underclothing, especially if the weather is cold. Actors place hot packs in their footwear, pockets and/or around their body and are given a cover up jacket. The jacket serves to conceal the wardrobe, keep the actor warm and protect the costume from the elements.
For those in the film industry, wardrobe refers to the costume or outfit an actor, performer or extra wears while on a TV or movie set. These outfits can be everyday clothing to stock costumes to those costumes made from scratch. When an actor auditions for a role they will fill out and complete a casting form with their personal information, body sizes and measurements. Upon the actor booking the role, this information is then sent to the wardrobe office/department and/or a phone call is made immediately to the actor to review or collect his/her particulars including measurements. The actor must have this information readily available even if it has been submitted at the audition/callback. A measurement sheet is needed by all actors or those going out for principal auditions.
Most configurations of triple wardrobe look completely uniform on the outside. Although on the inside the unit, there will usually be the usual space to hang clothes behind two of the doors. This could be the first two doors, or the first and third door of your three door wardrobe. Behind the other door will usually be a set of shelves for you to fold and store away your other types of clothes. This space is fantastic for storing away clothes that are currently out of season, i.e. Spring / Summer clothes if it is Autumn / Winter and vice-versa. The wardrobe may be further accessorised; you can buy a 3 doors wardrobe with mirrors on one or more doors. If you need a vanity mirror in your room because you do not have space for a large enough mirror elsewhere, this accessory is nice to have. So that is something else to bear in mind.
A pine 3 door wardrobe will include all of the painted wardrobe types mentioned earlier. Pine triple wardrobes are one of the two common wood types used to build wardrobes. The other is oak. As far as style is concerned, some people may prefer the style of natural pine which is less knotted than that of oak. Other than style there are a few other interesting considerations. Triple pine wardrobes are more cost effective than their oak counterparts as they are easier to source and work with. They also take to paint fairly easily unlike oak which does not. The only real drawback is that the wood is not as durable as oak over the long term. An oak 3 door wardrobe as was just hinted at, is a very strong wood. We have all heard of an antique oak coffee table before. Oak is very durable and robust - why else is would it remain one of the most common construction materials used today in buildings and furniture alike? So while pine could easily last up to 10 years without starting to splinter or fall apart, triple oak wardrobes will keep going. But this benefit of oak is also a downfall and makes it more expensive to buy.
On set, there are wardrobe assistants that look after the actors. They make sure all wardrobe is put on correctly, there are no alteration problems or pieces missing and they make sure everything is in its right place and worn the right way. Each outfit the actor wears will be photographed for continuity purposes. Once an actor has changed into his wardrobe he will go to the wardrobe trailer for approval before heading on to set. To sum things up, wardrobe is an important piece of the giant movie puzzle. Costumes make the actors character come a live. They help the actor transform into his/her role. For the extras, they may be in the background, but in costume they feel connected to the TV or film. And the audience, we get to sit back and take it all in.
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