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ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Hi there! My name is Lauren Nicole and I have recently completed my undergraduate degree in Film, Television and Video Production at Webster University.

I specialize in Costume Design, with a focus in the fantasy genre. I began designing clothes at a very young age, but I never imagined I would be this close to turning it into my career. After years of watching movies and television shows, I became so enthralled with the beautiful dresses in various fantasy and period pieces, but they never seemed to be an option when I went shopping for a Halloween costume.

 

When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I finally decided I was tired of trying to find the costumes online; I would make them myself. I didn't have any sewing experience other than fixing a hole or a loose button; I didn't have a machine, or the tools to help me start learning. Without any of that, I focused on the breakdown of costumes, studying them and deconstructing them in hopes of discovering how they were put together.

Fast forward to the beginning of my high school journey: my school had a theatre program! They had a costume department! They were looking for people! I jumped at the opportunity, and when my parents saw my genuine dedication and ambition, they bought me my first sewing machine.

At 23 years old, I have moved on to my third machine; designed and built costumes for various high school productions; made and worn dozens of cosplays to conventions; and I have built a collection of costumes to go with a script I wrote for my senior overview at Webster.

And now, here I am.

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