Getting Started in Wardrobe & Costume Design for Film & TV

/Getting Started in Wardrobe & Costume Design for Film & TV

november, 2017

08nov6:30 pm8:00 pmGetting Started in Wardrobe & Costume Design for Film & TV

Event Details

Join us Wednesday, November 8th at Lobo Mau in the BOK Building from 6:30pm – 8pm to learn from industry professionals the best steps and practices to start a career in wardrobe and costume design for film and TV.  Get your tickets here.  Space is limited so get your tickets soon.

There will also be opportunity to shop Lobo Mau’s amazing pieces and designs!

Learn key information such as:

  • Differences in approach and process of a costume designer for film vs. television
  • Character development reflected through costume/wardrobe
  • Working with the character’s environment, movement, tone & color in the overall project in the costume design

Our panel of professionals includes:

SHARON PINKENSON is the panel’s moderator.  The Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Sharon’s previous work in film & TV as a costume designer and wardrobe stylist is what led to her advocating for the local film industry in her current position.  Her business career began with the successful launching of Plage Tahiti, a trend-setting boutique in Center City.  She designed and manufactured a women’s apparel collection under the Plage Tahiti label for several years.  Her clothes were sold nationally in stores like Bloomingdale’s and Strawbridge & Clothier, and she was the recipient of several design awards.

 is a two time Barrymore Award Nominee for Excellence in Costume Design (2016 and 2017) with over 50 theater and dance productions under her belt. The 2011 University of the Arts grad also runs the Drexel University costume shop when she’s not freelancing.


ALLISON PEARCE has worked on many features, television commercials, and short films as costume designer and stylist.  Recent credits include- Costume designer for Strangers (web series on Facebook).  Contributing associate costume designer on Saturday Night Live since 2015.  Head designer & creative director for Pearce, sustainable & gender-neutral modern apparel.  Allison is also an accomplished apparel designer, tailor, ager/dyer, and set costumer.


MAREN REESE has worked on many projects in the roles of Key Costumer, Set Costumer, and Costume Designer and more.  A short list of some of the projects Maren has worked on include: as Key Costumer- The Blacklist, (Key Set Costumer & Personal Dresser to James Spader), Political Animals, Do No Harm; as Set Costumer-  ‘Tracey Morgan Show’, ‘Divorce’, ‘Gotham’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Girls’ Season 2 & 3, ‘Blue Bloods season 1, 2 & 3’.


NICOLE HADDAD is co-owner of Lobo Mau, a brother/sister partnership by Nicole and Jordan Haddad, designing and making clothing for men and women in their studio at BOK in South Philadelphia. All Lobo Mau clothing is hand printed and manufactured locally, sustainably, and always made to order.


Get your tickets now.



(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Lobo Mau at Bok Building

1901 S. 9th Street


Greater Philadelphia Film Office

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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