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Emily Bustamante

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Foundations Revealed (online garment research/construction group)

Professional Experiences

  • Worked at American Players Theatre for 12 years as a Draper
  • Taught at University of Central Florida for 4 years
  • Costume Shop Manager at Northern Illinois University for 2 years

Research/Creative Activity Interests

  • Costume history
  • Period garment patterning and construction
  • Fabric dyeing and manipulation
  • Corsetry
  • Embroidery

Honors and Awards

  • Community Engagement/Involvement – Board member of Community Childcare Center
  • Involved in the local farming community
“It is unsportsmanlike to engage in a battle of wits with anyone who is obviously unarmed.” –Lilian Jackson Braun
Emily Bustamante
Associate Lecturer - Costume Design

115A Noel Fine Arts Center


MFA - Costume Design and Technology
University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music

BA - Theatre and English
Marquette University


Costume Design
Costume Construction
Costume Craft
Makeup Design
Pattern Drafting and Draping
Advance Costume Construction
Production Forum