Candice Silva


Candice has loved costume design from a young age. While attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she gave trolley tours of the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District for BID (The Fashion District Business Improvement District) and worked behind the scenes as a dresser for numerous fashion shows throughout Southern California. The love of costuming continued to grow while she worked in the Costume Department at Disneyland and as an Assistant Wardrobe Shop Manager for the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

Candice has been married for 13 years and together they have three children.  She loves sewing, pattern-making, reading about the History of Costume and is an avid collector of vintage sewing machines. Currently, she is working on historical costuming pieces to wear to next year’s Costume College Conference. Candice is a member of Girls Scouts (as well as Troop Leader) , CGW (Costume Guild West, Inc.), ISMACS (International Sewing Machine Collectors’ Society) and The Costume Society – UK.

A Reflection on the Costumes of Mulan

A costume designer’s job is difficult, stressful, and demanding. However, designing for a movie that already has a dedicated fan base becomes substantially harder. You are placed under a microscope with fans dissecting your every decision and whether they believe you are the right person for the job. When you add on Disney Fan Base […]

20 Year Whobilation: The Costumes of Whoville

Photo via IMBD How the Grinch Stole Christmas It feels like only yesterday that Universal Pictures, Director Ron Howard and Costume Designer Rita Ryack grew our hearts two sizes with the movie release of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It has been twenty years since the iconic Whoville was brought to life through our screens […]

How Did Dolly Parton Save Christmas?

Images within this article are Courtesy of Netflix – Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square How Did Dolly Parton Save Christmas?  Was it due to her 1 million dollar donation towards Coronavirus Vaccine Research? No, but that certainly has helped with the advancements and the much needed hope during our global pandemic. Was it due […]

Cringe-Worthy Costumes From Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

For fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is it really Halloween if you haven’t re-watched Season 4 Episode 2, I am Ashamed? Or at a minimum watched the song, The Cringe on Youtube, only to find yourself spiraling down a black hole binging every song all the whilst vowing to re-watch Season 1-4? Although the last episode […]

Witches are REAL, REAL Fashionable

Move over Sanderson Sisters, there is a new coven in town! While there is much debate about the 2020 remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches and the revamp of this nostalgic childhood classic, the costumes in the newly released movie are not one of them. Costume Designer, Joanna Johnston has certainly raised the bar for […]


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