25 Sep 2016

10 years of Toi Whakaari costumes

From Standing Room Only, 1:33 pm on 25 September 2016

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School's costume design course is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The Diploma in Costume Construction is the only tertiary course in New Zealand that specializes in costume construction for stage and screen. These days graduates might also earn a living making outfits for cosplayers who like to dress up as specific characters from comic books, films, TV series - even video games.

Lynn Freeman asks Toi Whakaari Head of Costume Kaarin Macaulay, and aspiring costume-maker Monique Bartosh how the industry has changed over the past decade.