Brianne’s Portfolio

Brianne has designed the costumes for over 70 theatrical productions, five short films, and a television pilot, and is currently working at Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, where she designs the costumes for the middle school, high school, and dance productions and teaches as part of their summer creative arts academy. She was also the resident costume designer for the Los Angeles-based Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre from its founding in 2002 until 2008. In addition to writing this blog, she is a frequent contributor to the online magazine Tyranny of Style, dedicated to celebrating the art and process of costume design. Brianne graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in History from Loyola Marymount University.

Feel free to browse a sampling of Brianne’s extensive portfolio below…

*A Quick Note: You may notice something unusual about many of the photos below. Because my work often involves actors who are minors, in order to protect their privacy, I have blurred out their faces. Thanks for your understanding.

FILM:

Cinderella: A Feminist Fairy Tale – I designed the costumes for this fun short film in the spring of 2017. It premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles in March 2018.

THEATRE:

The Mental State – I had the great honor of being the costume designer for the World Premiere production of The Mental State, written and directed by Josh Adell, in 2014. You can find out more information about this remarkable, moving, and timely play here.

The Mental State (World Premiere production), Campbell Hall, 2014

The Mental State (World Premiere production), Campbell Hall, 2014

The Mental State (World Premiere production), Campbell Hall, 2014

Chicago 

Chicago, Campbell Hall, 2018

Chicago, Campbell Hall, 2018

Chicago, Campbell Hall, 2018

The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot, Campbell Hall, 2017

The Madwoman of Chaillot, Campbell Hall, 2017

The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom, Campbell Hall, 2017

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Campbell Hall, 2016

9 to 5: The Musical

9 to 5: The Musical, Campbell Hall, 2016

9 to 5: The Musical, Campbell Hall, 2016

As You Like It

As You Like It, Campbell Hall, 2015

Shrek: The Musical

Shrek: The Musical, Campbell Hall, 2014

Shrek: The Musical, Campbell Hall, 2014

Shrek: The Musical, Campbell Hall, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation, Archway Theater, 2012

Six Degrees of Separation, Archway Theater, 2012

Six Degrees of Separation, Archway Theater, 2012

Pericles

Pericles, Campbell Hall, 2010

Pericles, Campbell Hall, 2010

Working

Working, Campbell Hall, 2010

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers, Campbell Hall, 2008

DANCE:

Meh-Volution (concert, ballet & modern)

Meh-Volution, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2007

Meh-Volution, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2007

Meh-Volution, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2007

Destination: Meh-Tropolis (concert, ballet & modern)

Destination: Meh-Tropolis, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2006

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (full-length ballet)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2006

Cinderella (full-length ballet)

Cinderella, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2007

Cinderella, Meh-Tropolis Dance Theatre, 2007

OTHER COSTUME EXPERIENCE:

PSA/Commercial – In 2012, I worked on a PSA for Hepatitis testing awareness, where the script called for an actor to play a human-sized, walking, talking liver – quite a unique design/construction challenge! Here’s the result:

Liver, Hepatitis Awareness PSA, 2012

Enchanted Party Tales – I frequently create and construct costumes for a Los Angeles-based company called Enchanted Party Tales, which specializes in supplying character performers for children’s parties. Here are a few of the costumes I’ve created for them:

Fun Fact: I created the costumes for both this princess and her “mini-me”