About Tara MaginnisTara Maginnis, Ph.D. is the costume designer and and Chair of the
Department of the
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
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).
UAF Costume Shop designing costumes for the shows at
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.