I've been a professional costumer for 12+ years now. I've spent the last 5 years working for Great Lakes Theatre in Cleveland as a first hand/wardrobe dresser, and the last 11 seasons with out sister company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, in the same capacity. As a first hand, my main job is to cut out all the fabric for the shows. Then once that's done I move over to stitching and I build at least one main piece for each show I work on. When the show is built, I then move over to wardrobe where I'm a dresser for our shows. I have an online portfolio that is comprised of a mix of in process, finished, and on stage photos of the pieces I have worked on.
Since the pandemic as started, I have switched over to doing alterations out of my home and opened an online store called, Youphoria By Tina, featuring knitwear that I have designed and made myself. My knitwear designs usually include some combination of lace, cables, and beadwork. I really love colors and love using yarns that contain fun and/or unique color combinations. My hope is that the colors and beadwork will help to bring a little joy into the lives of those who them.
You can follow me on social media where you can keep up with what I'm currently working on. Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions as well. I've recently started doing in process videos that I have put up on my youtube channel that I share with my sister. The in process videos are of my knitwork, I'm hoping to get some of my costuming work when we're allowed to go back to work. My youtube channel is the blog button on the Contact Me page under Social.
Thank you for checking out my work and if you have any questions, please contact me.


An overview of my collections:Enchanted Strings Collection: Accessories for bridal and evening wear
Harvest Strings Collection: Accessories for all your fall/winter needs
Hearth Strings Collection: Accessories for your home
Hallowed Strings Collection: Accessories for all your spooky needs
Icy Strings Collection: Accessories for all your winter festivities
Sacred Strings Collection: Accessories featuring healing crystals and precious stones
Dramatic Strings Collection: Accessories with flair for that special event or night out