Costume Making for Amateur Theater Groups–Supply List

In addition to the appropriate fabrics, you will want to make sure that you have an adequate supply of notions needed for your costumes. Standard notions include:

Neutral color or clear thread
Needles—both hand and machine
Marking pens, pencils
Interfacing in various weights
Buttons
Zippers
Trims—lace, gold braid, ribbon, etc.
Straight pins
Safety pins (these are a must in case you need to make costumes smaller by pinning in excess fabric)
Velcro

Depending on the type of productions your theater company plans on doing, you may also need some unusual supplies to make head pieces, animal costumes, fantasy costumes, and so on. Some extra materials may include:

Wire
Boning
Modeling Clay
Fake Fur
Boxes
Cardboard
Glitter
Buckram
Cording
Leather or leather-like vinyl