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About Tara MaginnisTara Maginnis, Ph.D. is the costume designer and and Chair of the theatre@160x120.jpg Theatre Department

of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

. She regularly teaches

classes in costume history, design, construction, theatrical makeup, and theatre history. However, she is best known for her creation of The Costumer's Manifesto

, one of the World Wide Web's largest, and most eclectic, costume sites.



Tara has written numerous

articles for Theatre Design and Technology, the Journal of The United States Institute of Theatre Technology, of which she is a member. Tara also is the computer columnist and assistant editor for The Costume Research Journal,the quarterly publication of the USITT Costume Commission. Tara has published articles in CostumeTheatre Crafts, and the Ladies Gallery as well as other magazines. She is also a member of The Costume Society of America, The Costume Society (UK), The International Costumer's Guild, and Costumer's Guild West.Tara has traveled extensively, and last led a group to the

UK and Paris in 1999. Previously, Tara led groups of UAF students to the

costume museums of St.Petersburg, Russia where she lived for a year. Born in California, Tara received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (USA).


Travel2001uktourImg09.jpgTara spends 9 months of the year in the

UAF Costume Shop designing costumes for the shows at theatre@160x120.jpg Theatre UAF

(and occasionally other theatres). You can view her

portfolio of Costume and Makeup designs online. Her

resume is also online, as well as images from her

latest shows, updated regularly.

This Page is part of The Costumer's Manifesto, originally founded by Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. from 1996-2014, now flying free as a wiki for all to edit and contribute. Site maintained, hosted, and wikified by Andrew Kahn. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details. You may print out any of these pages for non-profit educational use such as school papers, teacher handouts, or wall displays. You may link to any page in this site.