Video Recap of the USITT 2018 Costume Symposium

by Stage Directions

Twenty-six participants created 26 unique breastplates during the 2018 Costume Symposium in Cedar City, UT that was held July 25-27. Costume department heads, designers, and costume shop owners came out to Utah for three days to learn how to use Worbla and to see how it can be used in the theater industry for future projects. Here's a look at some of the fun that was had by all those involved.

The 2018 USITT Costume Symposium Costume to Cosplay workshop in progress in the costume shop at Utah Shakespeare Festival. The three-day workshop was hosted by Jeff Lieder and the staff of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. They shared their amazing costume workshop and resources for the Symposium's three-day duration. In creating the armored breastplates, instructors Becka Noel and Dhareza Maramis also did a masterful job at teaching everyone the ways of Worbla and EVA foam working with Noel’s Cosplay McCalls’ pattern Calista Knight, #M2114 pattern. 

The 2018 USITT Costume Symposium Costume to Cosplay workshop attendees showing off their projects.Further information from USITT: