Hello, I’m Ciara Hogan, a Costume Designer from Carlow. I have a particular interest in designing and creating costumes for dance performances and music videos. I enjoy the process of collaborating with directors and making their vision come to life be it in film, theatre or music performance.
For my Major project I researched the history of Burlesque and showgirl dress. I designed the costumes for ten different performances, most with multiple dancers and chose to physically the costumes from one of my designs for the main character.
For my thesis I have explored how the Moulin Rouge inspired Artists. I discuss French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Australian director Baz Luhrmann and how they both responded to the colourful and exotic Moulin Rouge in their own work.