Looks for Live Theatre: Costumes by Kathryn Burton Cover
Currently based in Weeping Water, New England, Kathryn Burton Cover is a costumer who creates looks for live theatre. Kathryn’s portfolio includes costumes for both men and women, in modern and period styles.
Kathryn’s costuming work has been used in various productions including productions of Shakespeare plays, restaged Broadway acts and operas. In each production, the artist selects the best fabrics and styles to fit not only the setting of the story, but the tone of the individual production. I love seeing galleries of Kathryn’s work for productions like South Pacific (set in the 1940s), contrasted with costumes for a production like Les Miserables (set in the early 1800s). Both productions feature creative costuming that appears believably period-accurate, adding to the atmosphere of the play.
Kathryn’s portfolio also showcases the artist’s work with individual pieces and materials. One gallery, for example, shows a couple different examples of illuminated head dresses. Another showcases the artist’s leatherwork. These examples show Kathryn’s skill and versatility, two essential traits of a good costume artist.