Costume makers behind 'Game of Thrones,' 'Downton Abbey' shift to creating hospital scrubs
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Costume makers in the United Kingdom who worked for hit shows from "Game of Thrones" to "Downton Abbey" and "Doctor Who" are teaming up to make scrubs for health care staffers helping fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

Reuters reports that around 150 costume makers have teamed up to make the garments and are working from their homes to rapidly get the crucial gear to medics in Britain. 

Dulcie Scott, recently a costume maker for "His Dark Materials," is one of several organizers of a GoFundMe that has raised more than 45,000 British pounds for the materials to produce the scrubs. 

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An update posted Friday shows volunteers making scrubs in a workroom where Lily James's ballgown in "Cinderella" was created as well, as Lady Mary's wedding dress from "Downton Abbey."

Hugh Bonneville, who played Robert Crawley, earl of Grantham, on the show, tweeted about the effort, saying he "couldn't be more proud."

 

According to Reuters, around 6,000 scrubs are currently being made. Some of the fabric donated to the cause came from companies such as curtain makers who had to close their doors during the pandemic. 

“It feels brilliant and restores my faith in people and I think this is wonderful,” Scott told Reuters. “But also it’s quite heartbreaking when you see what a need there is.”