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 studied Fashion Design at LaSalle College in Bogota, Colombia. The blend of music and fashion came together and her creative career really began with designing costumes for her music peers. By the time she was done with fashion school, she worked for 2 years in the industry and continued designing costumes for music groups. Knowing that she wanted to get immersed in the costume world, she came to Canada in 2019 and studied Costume Production at Fanshawe College. She has now worked in different projects involving theatre, dance and film and is a member at CAFTCAD (Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design).

Embracing Latin Culture through Costumes: “In The Heights”

In The Heights (2021), directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, is a musical film adaptation from the groundbreaking Broadway musical written by Miranda and Hudes in 2008. The film tells the story of Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), Nina (Leslie Grace), Vanessa (Melissa Barrera) and Daniela (Daphne Rubin-Vega) dreaming […]

The Colorful Costumes of West Side Story

West Side Story is a 1957 Broadway Musical that has overcome the boundaries of time with its music, choreography, and extraordinary characters. It was first directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents. Later on, in 1961 it was adapted as a Musical Film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. […]

The Addams Family 30th Anniversary: Costume Legacy

The Addams Family started as a cartoon created in 1938 by Charles Addams. Later on, the family starred in a live-action television show for ABC from 1964 to 1966, and after a couple more productions in the ‘70s, the family hit the silver screen in 1991. For the 30th anniversary of Barry Sonnenfeld’s adaptation, we […]

It’s Cruella’s Costumes, Darling!

Mariana: We are gathered here today to review Cruella’s costumes, darling! More specifically, the costumes of Disney’s most recent film: Cruella. Hello Jada, thank you for joining me in this great piece; I am so glad to review this film together!  Jada: Hi Mariana! We’re going to have so much fun! I’m excited to be […]


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