There are many aspects to the production of a film, play, musical or ballet. Visual effects make a significant impact on how realistic and enjoyable the overall end-result will be to the audience. One aspect of these effects is the costume design. The costumes in a period drama will reflect the moment in time in which a story is set while the costumes in a horror themed piece will help add to the fearful impact on the viewer. Regardless of the genre or medium, costumes can not only reveal so much about a character, but they must often be constructed to withstand scene after scene and take after take – aesthetics as well as performance. Allegro, Interlude and Backstage explore the talented masters behind the scenes who sketch, stitch and mend to instill personality into every role.