Dear Constant Reader,
It’s Friday again! Here’s your tip!
No wire hangers!
Well, you can use them to remove static, but not for hanging up your costumes. Your costumes cost a lot in time and money and should be treated with respect. Wire hangers are too flimsy and can distort the shape of the garment. Also it’s easy for your clothing for fall right off them.
Padded hangers are great for delicate garments (I use them for my Catherine D’Lish robes) and also for heavier garments because the hangers are broad and supportive
But really, almost any hanger is better than a wire one.
I’ve been thinking about a tutorial on creating your own padded hangers. You can coordinate them with your costumes! If you’re interested, please leave a comment here.
Like this costuming tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Burlesque Costuming.