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Database Runtime Software

     MS Access 2019 Runtime. A free download from Microsoft: Download Here. This program is needed to run the  Costume / Props / Pattern / Lighting / Sound Equipment / Scripts / Uniform Inventory Databases if you don't own MS Access.  Either version (x64 or x86) will work for the Inventory Databases.

Inventory Tag Help

     Dritz Petite Press.  Available in our webstore and from many sewing and crafts stores including Nancy's Notions.
     Dennison Fine Fabric Tagger. Available from many sources including
     Barcode Scanner. Two styles available in our webstore and from Electronics shops, B&H Photo or


The Techie Green Room 

    Here is a new site to help school theatre production people with ideas and resources.  The site hopes (In their words) "To be a place for middle and high school drama teachers and technical directors to come to be inspired, to help others, and to share successes and failures to be used as learning tools."  Check it out for new ideas and connect to other techies.


     Tutu Hangers. These are available from  Tutu's Etc  
     Tutu Patterns / Custom Tutus / Seminars. Tutus that Dance - Suzanne Dieckmann.
     Custom made tutus and costumes plus the Tutu Coat !   Tutu's Etc  - Stephanie Baltz

     Tutus, Patterns, Fabric, Notions and more -

Hoop Wire -
          Hoop wire for Tutus and Hoop Skirts for Historical Reproduction costumes.  The wire is a two-strand
high tensile spring steel encased in a dyeable polymer coating.  Made in the USA.  
Contact  John or Genelle Johnson or visit the website for more info.

Patterns and General Costuming

       Folkwear Patterns.  A collection of fabulous patterns that bring you garments from around the world and through centuries of time.  

Links to good sites for Historical Costume Information:

Guide for Historical Clothing - Patterns, Info and More :   This site was found by Katie S. while working on a Girl Scout Textile Artist Badge.   Another great Girl Scout project !


Hats -  Fashionable Hats has a great selection of hats that will suit a variety of costuming needs.

Sources for Cosplay Makeup:  

Cosplay Makeup Ideas:  BH Cosmetics has a page on COSPLAY makeup products.  A theatre student recommended this.

     Ben Peoples Industries  - Your source for theatrical electronics.  

     Weapons of Choice. Weapons of Choice has provided swords, guns and polearms specifically designed for stage use.

Wireless Body Microphones  - Wireless microphone specialists who love to work with schools and small theatres.  

Original Plays for Middle Schools / High Schools from


     These plays are specifically for student performers. They are age-appropriate without being "kiddy" and have modest technical requirements.


Rip-Tie  -  Rip-Ties are wraps for cables - in a variety of styles, locks and lengths.  Great for keeping cables of all sizes (phone power cables to long, heavy duty cables).  Available from many vendors - see website for details.
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