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10 Costume Podcasts You Must Listen To

If you’re stuck for something to listen to on your commute, then delve into our top costume podcasts to set you up for the day.

The internet is a sea full of all sorts of inspiration, ‘expert’ advice, blogs, vlogs and everything in between, making it hard to know where to look first. Which is why we’ve done the trawling for you and compiled our top podcast picks to get the costume goods straight to your ears.

If you’ve got a long drive or you’re on a flight or a train with dodgy wifi, but still want to get a costume fix, then these podcasts should do the trick.

From world famous designers through to historians and those working in different roles in the costume and wardrobe industries, this selection of podcast titles and channels offers something for everyone.


Have a listen:

Baz Luhrmann: Set to Screen (Costume Design)

This succinct selection of titles offers short and snappy segments of podcasts focused on Baz Luhrmann’s iconic films.

Along with intriguing insights on the use of music, location, and photography in his films, there is an interesting interview with Catherine Martin on how characters are portrayed and visually manipulated on screen.


Clothes on Characters: Costume Design

Owner Hilliary Kish has a small but engaging array of podcasts to feed your ears with, offering her thoughts on costume design.

Her critique on Emily Blunt’s horror A Quiet Place and Spielberg’s dystopian Ready Player One are worth a listen.


Voice Of Costume – Creating Character through Costume Design

Busy bee, costume designer Catherine Baumgardner runs her own podcast site with some great interviews from some of Hollywood’s hottest designers.

Her guests include the likes of multi-Oscar winner Mark Bridges (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Italian Job, 8 Mile) and Broadway king Paul Tazewell (Hamilton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls).


Eyes on Gilead: A Handmaid’s Tale podcast

After the huge success of the TV series, it’s well worth having a listen to Ane Crabtree explain the decision-making process involved in her costume design.

If you’re a big fan of the show in general, then you can get stuck in with the rest of the content as they go into detail about different aspects of each episode.


Sandy Powell: Masterclass in Costume Design

Superstar of the costume world, Sandy Powell joins ACMI hosts (Australian Centre Moving Image) to talk the panel through her work and enviable collaborations.

The 13-time-BAFTA-nominee and designer responsible for the costumes on a huge plethora of household names such as Mary Poppins Returns, Cinderella and The Wolf of Wall Street offers pearls of wisdom on what it’s like to work with Martin Scorcese.


Stitchers Brew

This brilliantly titled podcast is like having a catch up with old friends and offers a great range of material covering various aspects of life in costume and wardrobe.

Run by two sewing fanatics, the pair rope in plenty of guests from the costume industry, as well as professional makers and entrepreneurs.


This comprehensive site offers a huge wealth of valuable historical knowledge, particularly on the history of fashion.

Run by a fashion curator and a historian, this podcast brings to light all sorts of interviews from experts and enthusiasts and is another helpful avenue for costume research.

Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers

This one is a pretty thorough overview of the history of dress for both men and women, through the ages.

This handy guide is split into bite-sized chunks from about five-fifteen minutes as the narrator talks you through fashion from the prehistoric era right through to the 19th century.

So there you have it, get subscribed and eat up the soundwaves with these costume podcasts and you will be inspired in no time.

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