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Costume Inventory Database?

  • 1.  Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-12-2014 11:22
    Anyone have suggestions on how to inventory costumes online without investing in a company? Would it be something like a Google shared file? What would you recommend as software to use? I'd like to get things like a photo, size, and short description, things like that.
    Suggestions?

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    Nathan Emmons
    Theatre Director
    Nipomo CA
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  • 2.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-13-2014 07:24
    We used Google Drive. We added Description, Size, Condition, and any special notes. We used Excel.

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    Victoria Kesling Councill
    Theatre Teacher
    New Kent County Public Schools
    New Kent VA
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  • 3.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-13-2014 13:17

    Please check out Costume Inventory Resources - www.costumeinventory.com.  We provide theatre inventory software and inventory tags for costumes, props, & equipment.

    Please contact me if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
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    Margaret Messick
    Davis CA
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  • 4.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 06-21-2019 17:53
    We've looked into this but we are an Apple school, any plans for a Mac version?

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    Scott Bier
    Whittier, CA

    "Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back."
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  • 5.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-13-2014 17:45
    See: www.costumeinventory.com

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    Erich Friend
    Theatre Consultant
    Teqniqal Systems
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  • 6.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-13-2014 21:05
    I use Evernote.  We post a picture and description, it's free and awesome.  I also use it to gather production ideas together.

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    Jeffrey Davis
    Plainsboro NJ
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  • 7.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-14-2014 00:38
    I use Costume Inventory Resources http://www.costumeinventory.com

    I met Margaret (the owner) at the San Diego EdTA conference and she has been a great resource and help as we have tagged and categorized over 5,000 costumes in our shop. 


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    Krista Carson Elhai
    California
    Claremont CA
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  • 8.  RE:Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-17-2014 08:12
    I have an iPad that I use for everything and have an app called eStorage. I keep all of my inventory info here - costumes, props, scripts, consumables, stock set pieces. It's great.

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    Heather Brandon
    Bakersfield CA
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  • 9.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-18-2014 08:40
    Could you share more about this app? It sounds very useful! I found a couple different apps (e-storage, estorage), and I am unsure to which one you are referring. Thanks! ------------------------------------------- Ross Wheeler Yorkville IL -------------------------------------------


  • 10.  RE:Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 10-19-2014 23:43
    The icon is a box with some shapes popping out. The publisher is Kiwi Objects. It really does a lot of cool things, including tracking if it is lent out somewhere or if you are renting/borrowing from somewhere.

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    Heather Brandon
    Bakersfield CA
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  • 11.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 06-22-2019 08:53
    We've been using Airtable. It's an app and we like it.

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    Nathan Shewell
    Theatre Arts Director
    INDIANAPOLIS IN
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  • 12.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 05-26-2020 18:47
    I have been looking into using Airtable for our costume storage.  Did you start with a certain template or make your own from scratch? Thanks!

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    Jenny Ampersand
    Portland OR
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  • 13.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 05-26-2020 19:58
    Yeah we started with one of their templates. You can log in and look at ours. 
    Pw: theatre1801 






  • 14.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 05-28-2020 14:40
    Wow!  This is awesome!  Thank you so much for sharing.  It's so helpful to see an example before diving in!

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    Jenny Ampersand
    Costume Shop Manager
    Lewis and Clark College
    Portland OR
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  • 15.  RE: Costume Inventory Database?

    Posted 8 days ago
    StageStock is a cloud-based inventory system that is multi-user and allows granular control of who is able to view, reserve, and check items in and out. You can easily share your inventory within your organization or outside your organization. We just launched our mobile apps this month.

    Check us out at www.stagestock.com. The first 100 items in your account are free.

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    Sam Anderson
    San Antonio TX
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