Bio / CV

Female costume designer sitting on stairs in gray and black dress

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Katharine Tarkulich’s love of costume and fashion started at a young age.  She would watch a movie and become inspired by a time period or country, pour over research at the public library, and sketch her own versions of costumes for the different characters. Designing costumes with the aim of helping to tell the story of each character while collaborating with the rest of the team to create a specific world and vision for each production is what keeps Katharine coming back to this art form.

Upon receiving her MFA, Katharine worked as an independent designer on both sides of the United States before deciding to move back to the East Coast. Now settled in CNY, she continues to work in film, theater, dance, and with private clients, nonprofits, and educational institutions to provide creatively designed and well-built costumes and bespoke fashions.

Katharine also owns and runs Originals by Katharine Tracy, an online shop of fine handmade clothing, costumes, and accessories, where she marries her love of vintage and the fantastic into wearable works of art.

MFA in Costume Design from Cal State Long Beach
BA in History, minor in Flute Performance from University at Buffalo

Accepting requests for commissioned costumes and clothing.

July 2023 – Aesop’s Fables On Stage – Costume Coordinator – The REV on Tour

October 2023 – Guys and Dolls – costume designer – Syracuse University

October 2023 – The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong – Hobart and William Smith Colleges

December 2023 – Le Moyne Student Dance Association – costume manager – Le Moyne College

February 2024 – Zombie Cheerleaders, a Teenage Witch, & the Demonic Voice on the Other End of the Phone – costume designer – Hobart and William Smith Colleges

April 2024 – Silent Sky – costume designer – Le Moyne College

Member of Local United Scenic Artists 829