The Costumer's Manifesto: Tara Maginnis Biographical Info Tara Maginnis, Ph. D.
Tara was a professor and costume designer in the
Department of the
of Alaska Fairbanks from 1990-2007She now is living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is care giving for a family member and is also a part time costume design specialist at
Valley CollegeHowever, she is best known for her creation of
Costumer's Manifesto, one of the World Wide Web's largest, and most eclectic, costume sites.
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.
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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 was the
computer columnist for The Costume Research Journal,the former 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 is available for conference presentations and workshops. She has given workshops at USITT, NWDC, Costume Con and other venues on items as varied as
Putting Design into the Hands of the Actor and Multimedia in Theatre Education. She has experience in authoring online classes, and teaching using the web and other computer applications.
dumpster diving in the summer months to find home decorating materials. Most summers she
travels to costume museums to take photos for the Manifesto site.