This is a sample of my most recent work done while managing costume shops, designing, or working wardrobe. I have assisted with fittings, pulled rentals, performed numerous alterations, altered patterns, draped, made my own patterns, cut out patterns and fabric for costumes, helped maintain wigs, performed quick changes, and much more. I also maintain the paperwork that goes along with shop management or wardrobe management - dressing lists, laundry lists, putting the bible together, keeping track of the budget, etc.
I truly enjoy every aspect that is involved in creating a costume - from start to finish no matter what role I am in!
Costume Designer A Raisin in The Sun
Bay Street Theater | A Raisin In The Sun 2019
As Costume Designer of A Raisin In the Sun I made sure to use my resources wisely and was able to pull from stock, purchase and construct some costume pieces all while keeping within budget. I ordered some vintage 1950's pieces and used African Fabric in order for the costumes to be authentic. I tried to use certain colors popular in the late 1950's to help express the characters and made sure they melded well with the scenery.
Costume Shop Manager Bay Street Theater
Costume Shop Manager
Bay Street Theater | Summer Stock 2019
As Costume Shop Manager I worked closely with the designers of each show to make sure the costumes were produced in a timely manner. I trained the interns in the shop, made sure all wardrobe needs were met, assisted with fittings, helped pull rentals, and constructed costumes. The 4 main-stage shows were The Prompter, Safe Space, My Witch, and Annie Get Your Gun. There was also an outdoor show called The R&J Project.
Wardrobe Supervisor In The Mood
In The Mood
National Tour | Wardrobe Supervisor | 2019
In my role as Wardrobe Supervisor I performed all the fittings, did alterations, dressed and performed quick changes for the women singers and dancers, and maintained the wigs and costumes for the duration of tour (laundry, steamed, ironed, etc.). It was very fast-paced and there was always a costume that needed fixing, but I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of tour life.
Costume Designer Winnie The Pooh
Winnie The Pooh
The Alden Theatre | Costume Designer | 2018 - 2019
As the costume designer for this children's production I made sure to use my resources wisely and mainly pulled from the stock available to keep within the budget. I also purchased some small accessories and made Kangas apron, hat, and Piglet's dress. The look was 1920's inspired and the characters somewhat represented animals through their costume choice and accessories.
Workroom Supervisor Sewing Studio
Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio | 2018 - 2019
As the Workroom Supervisor at the Sewing Studio I oversaw all the alterations, handed them out, and made sure they got done in time. I also assisted with fittings and worked on the custom designs that the shop brought in - there was costumes for film, cosplay costumes, halloween costumes, etc. I helped drape, pattern, and cut the custom designs.
Costume Supervisor and Designer
Busch Gardens Williamsburg | 2016 - 2018
My first year at Busch Gardens I was the Costume Production Supervisor and I did all the fittings for the shows and handed out all the alterations. I was then switched over to the Costume Operations Supervisor and was in charge of the purchasing and keeping track of the budget. During my time at Busch Gardens I also designed 2 shows - OktoberZest and NightBeats Re-Vamped.
Costume Supervisor and Designer BGW
Costume Shop Supervisor Kings Dominion
Theme Park, Doswell, VA | Costume Shop Supervisor, Designer, etc. | 2015-2016
As Costume Shop Supervisor of Kings Dominion for a year, I had my hand in numerous projects. I had to oversee all the costumes in the park: shows, Haunt, the Costume characters, for events, etc. This includes measurements, fittings, alterations, and laundry. I took care of the operations, such as making the schedule and the production aspect, such as designing shows.
Wardrobe Assistant The Nutcracker
The Connecticut Ballet Center | Wardrobe Assistant | 2015
As Wardrobe Assistant for The Nutcracker I helped the Wardrobe Supervisor with all her duties. The cast was quite large and it was just the Supervisor and I and a couple of volunteer parents helping to sew. I assisted with fittings, tagged and organized the costumes and performed numerous alterations in order to get the hundreds of costumes ready
Stitcher/Wardrobe Dogwood Dell
Festival of the Arts- Richmond, VA | 2015
This is a summer stock community theater Festival that takes place every summer. They performed 2 shows: Arsenic and Old Lace and Spamalot. There were also other events such as dance performances and concerts in which I helped with wardrobe a bit. I assisted with the wardrobe for the 2 shows mainly. I performed alterations and worked wardrobe backstage, assisting with numerous quick changes for Spamalot.
Costume Designer Clybourne Park
SCAD Lucas Theater | Costume Designer | MFA Thesis | 2015
For my MFA Thesis I was fortunate enough to be able to costume design a play from start to finish. I compiled a production book full of reserach, sketches, measurements, and a costume plot. I also kept track of the budget and was able to fully drape and desgin a housedress for Bev and a maternity ensemble for Betsy. Act 1 is set in 1959 and Act 2 is set in 2009.
Assistant Costume Designer Ragtime
SCAD Lucas Theater | Assistant Costume Designer | 2015
In my role as one of the assistant costume designers in this production, I had a hand in the design of the dancers for Evelyn Nesbit. I draped and patterned the sleeves for all 4 dancers and performed numerous alterations as well as working wardrobe which included performing many quick changes. I also got to assist in the process of renting the costumes in New York City and in Los Angeles.
Stitcher/Wardrobe Heritage Theater Festival
Heritage Theater Festival
University of Virginia | Stitcher/wardrobe
4 show season | 2014
I worked as a stitcher/wardrobe for this 4 show summer stock season. I helped stitch other people's designs as well as alterations and worked wardrobe, dressing and performing quick changes for their productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Avenue Q.
Stitcher/Wardrobe Lovers and Players
Lovers and PLayers
SCAD Mondaro Theater | Stitcher/waredrobe | 2014
My role in this production was sticher/wardrobe. I sewed a corset and skirt ensemble from a commerical pattern for the character Isabella, as well as a jacket that had to be re-sized in order to fit the actor. I performed other alterations and worked wardrobe, which included doing some hair and quick changes.
Costume Designer The Mariner's Revenge
The Mariner's Revenge
SCAD MFA thesis film | Costume Designer | 2013
My role in this film was costume designer. I constructed two men’s jackets and a women’s black mourning dress from commercial patterns, but I altered the dress’s sleeves to fit the period of the film. I selected the remaining costumes to rent from the SCAD costume shop, and worked wardrobe on site.
SCAD | 2013-2015
I have worked on interesting projects while
working towards my MFA at SCAD. Some of the highlights include my sketches from Production Design Studio classes, and some digital work for the following classes: Script Analysis and Conceptualization, Digital Visualization for Production Design and Digital Solutions for Illustration.
SCAD Lucas Theater | Stitcher/wardrobe | 2013
My role in this production was stitcher/wardrobe. I constructed most of the skirts, which consisted of sewing in a lot of the zippers and altering the skirt pattern. I also worked as costume run crew and helped with alterations backstage, as well as laundry and managing dressing rooms.