Costuming The Animated World

Costuming The Animated World is a series authored by contributor, Mariana Sandoval, examining the role of costume design in our favorite animated films and television shows.

Costuming the Animated World: Computer-Animated Films

Computer-animated films, just like other types of animation, don’t have an established role of a costume designer, or at least that is how it is in most cases. Creating costumes has been part of the character design process, which the animator or character designer will do. However, this is slowly changing, and costume designers are […]

Costuming The Animated World: Stop-Motion Animation

The art of creating stop-motion animations might be one of the oldest filmmaking techniques ever invented, which date back to the 1890s. Read along as we breakdown the costuming process behind some of our favorite stop-motion films.

Costuming The Animated World: Walt Disney’s First Animations

Since the beginning of animated movies, costumes have played an important role in the creation of the character as in any other form of film. Unlike live-action films where the process and team behind each costume are huge, in animated movies, a Costume Designer is not always part of the crew. That doesn’t mean that […]


About The Author:

Mariana Sandoval

Mariana was born in Colombia and grew up immersed in a very artistic and creative environment. She attended a music academy for over 10 years, and it was here where she started developing her passion for costumes and fashion. She studied Fashion Design at LCI Bogota, but her creative career really began with putting outfits together for her music peers, designing costumes, and making headpieces out of recycling material. By the time she was done with fashion school, she worked for 2 years in the industry, but she knew that she wanted to get immersed in the costume world. Her dream was to bring characters to life, and understand their stories, rather than having a fashion brand. She quit her job and came to Canada in 2019, pursuing her dreams. She is currently a Costume Production student at Fanshawe College.

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