Film and Television
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Ask any character. Nothing rings more true in the world of costume design.
A designer has only an instant to make the audience feel love, hate, sympathy or amusement for a total stranger.
I create characters with visual texture- some old pieces mixed with new. I create a back story for the wardrobe choices each character makes.
Whether transporting the audience back in time to the Great Depression or the Old West, or simply creating a character the audience believes an old friend, it all starts with the costume.