Charlie Baptist is a costumier with ambition to become successful in the costuming industry. Charlie is in her element when she is working and collaborating among other creative people. Some of these include NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Red Leap Theatre, Hawkins Youth Company, Duffy Books in Schools Charitable Trust, The Basement Theatre, The Actors Program and The Hobbit with 3 foot 7. Her inspiration comes from the awesome people and things that surround her life, and believes that working with them and for them will guide her towards her dreams. My responsibility as a freelancer is to provide a costume design that is approved by the director and creative team. But it is also my responsibility to make sure the actor or dancer feels that is is helping to portray their character. In a small industry like New Zealand, the costume designer is expected to both make and supply the costumes.
Here is a link to an article featured in Viva about Charlie’s 5 favourite things
‘Costume designer Charlie Baptist uses the history and personalities of pieces to draw in audiences’ Jessica Beresford
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