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Glory of the Aztecs - Women's parade/ threatrical costume concept executed in non-traditional materials in order to explore form creation and material identity. Inspired by the age of Aztec civilization - motifs, colors, ritual garments, and embellishments.

Materials: duct tape, foam board, flexible foam, paper.
Vampy Vintage - Women's swimwear and denim cover-up inspired by Pin-Up art and culture created by icons of the 1940's and 1950's such as Gil Elvgren, Alberto Vargas, and Bettie Page.
A Gentleman's Affair - A Gentleman's Affair is a three pieced, men's tailored ensemble for the stage inspired by the look and lifestyle of the early 20th century man, picking up on the fit and details of the period, with a modern twist.
Parisian Elegance - Parisian Elegance is a women's tailored coat dress costume inspired by deliccate and feminine French styles. These styles include Victorian, Rococco, and 1940's Parisian Couture as influences.
Rainbow Princess - Rainbow Princess is an over-the-top costume gown inspired by the children's book, The Rainbow Fish. Ohter sources of inspiration include vintage and movie gowns, the ocean, and precious stones.
Plimoth Plantation - Colonial Wardobe Intern 2007/2008 - Plimoth Plantation is a bi-cultural reinactment museum with a focus on interpreting the story of the English Colonists and Native Americans that enhabited Plimoth in the early 1600's. The Colonial Wardrobe department researches colonial English garments and creates them with period accurate materials and methods.
Boston Ballet was founded as the first professional repertory ballet company in New England, today being one of the major ballet companies in North America and one of the top companies in the world. Boston Ballet maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, and world premieres by some of today's finest contemporary choreographers.
Voyeurs de Venus - Company One - Costume Assistant 2008 - Voyeurs de Venus was written by Lydia R. Diamond and premiered by Company One in the Fall of 2008. Sara is an African-American scholar of pop culture trying to write a book about Saarjie Baartman, better known as the 19th Century side-show sensation The Hottentot Venus. While Sara struggles to write and reveal the truth about Saartjie, she is forced to confront her own racial identity.
Voyeurs de Venus - Company One - Costume Assistant 2008 - Voyeurs de Venus was written by Lydia R. Diamond and premiered by Company One in the Fall of 2008. Sara is an African-American scholar of pop culture trying to write a book about Saarjie Baartman, better known as the 19th Century side-show sensation The Hottentot Venus. While Sara struggles to write and reveal the truth about Saartjie, she is forced to confront her own racial identity.
CostumeWorks, Inc. - Wardrobe & Costume Intern 2009 - CostumeWorks, Inc. is a contract costume house dedicated to the design and production of custom-built theatrical, opera and promotional costumes, working on single costumes to full shows throughout the year.
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Costume Portfolio

An assortment of personal costume designs researched/ designed/ pattern drafted/ constructed by me, as well as a glimpse into work I have helped create for theatrical, historical, and theme park productions.

Alexandra Palmisano
Fashion Designer Los Angeles, CA