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Costume Design + Tech

Research resources for the study of costume design and technology.

Digital Resources

Selected Costume Ebooks

Note: The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers is also available as a physical book in the library.

Costume Databases + Web Resources

Physical Materials in the Library

Searching the Library Collections

Materials in the library are organized by subject. Browsing the art shelves of the library in-person can help you discover new work, materials, inspiration, and connections. Listed below are general call number ranges for costume and fashion at UNCSA Library:

  • GT500-2370 and NK4700-4890 - Costume, Dress, Fashion
  • NK7300-7695 - Jewelry, Gemstones
  • PN2067-2068 - Theatrical Costume and Makeup Design
  • TT500-650 - Dressmaking and Tailoring

You can search our digital and in-library collections simultaneously through our LibrarySearch.

Each book record in the online catalog also contains Library of Congress Subject Headings, which can help you locate books on a similar topic. Click on the subject heading in the online catalog to go to a list of books that share that subject heading. Some examples are:


Selected Print Books

Note: The Complete Costume Dictionary is also available as an ebook.

Pattern Books