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School of Dance, Film, and Theater


Costume Shop

Costume Design & Technology

The costume shop  (025 Kantner Hall) 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 dance wear.

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 Cassandra Paine for more information about the costume shop.  
Email Helene Siebrits at for more information about costume design opportunities.
Costume Rental Guidelines
For specifics including: rental information, rates, and loans. Download our rental flier [PDF].
Prior to arriving, please download and review our public rental agreement [PDF]. To save time on your rental process, you may fill out this document prior to your appointment.
Wigs and masks and shoes and hats are NOT rented. In order to set up an appointment to rent an item from stock, please call the Costume Shop at 740.593.4804 and ask to make a rental appointment or email Cassandra Paine, the Costume Shop Manager at


Holly Cole

Professor Emerita, Theater

C. David Russell

Assistant Professor of Production Design and Technology; Scenic Design