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School of Dance, Film, and Theater


Costume Shop

Costume Design & Technology

The costume shop  (025 Kantner) is comprised of two teaching and production spaces for construction and fabrication of all costume components. We feature an all Bernina fleet of domestic sewing machines and sergers, and a variety of specialized industrial machines. Our extensive collection of industry standard dress forms allows us to match almost every body shape. The crafts shop is equipped for working with a variety of costume craft and fabric modification techniques, including an industrial dye vat and spray booth. Costume Technology coursework offers students the opportunity to utilize our facilities to learn techniques in draping, drafting, flat pattern manipulation, sewing, tailoring, corsetry, couture sewing, and dancewear.

Costume Crafts coursework includes studies in dyeing, silk painting, silk-screening, silicone, foam sculpture and puppets, millinery, wig styling, jewelry, armor, leather masks, and thermoplastics. 
Contact Kjersten Lester-Moratzka for more information about the costume shop.  
Contact Renee Garcia for more information about costume design opportunities. 
Follow this link for specific Costume Rental Guidelines: Wigs and masks are NOT rented. The Shop has a very stringent schedule for times available for visiting stock. After looking over the guidelines, contact Nellie Werger.


Holly Cole

Professor Emerita, Theater