I’m very lucky.

I'm very lucky for a number of reasons.

Mostly because I love my job.

 Somewhere between the words on the page and the creative, collaborative problem solving, art is born. I imagine that turning blank canvases into individual characters will always be my favorite form of storytelling. Re-reading a script until I can dress a character from inside their closet is satisfying (for example knowing they’re someone with fully matching accessories), but even more gratifying is knowing that they’re a person who would spill breakfast on their shirt and not notice or care, or someone who would never remove a well-worn bracelet made by a sibling. The little things are what make us real and consequently they’re also what bring our characters to life. The finishing touches are the best; a final flourish, icing on the cake. Accessories, crafts, wigs, and makeup: it feels like the characters aren’t actually living until these are added. It breathes life into them, which is why they will always be one of my favorite parts of costume design; turning characters into real individuals.

So I’m very lucky.

I'm very lucky for a number of reasons.

But mostly because I love my job.

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