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Brad Weston’s Stagecraft: Costumer

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This column explores different art-forms and the creatives who work in them. We look at how choreographers approach their work, what an improviser needs in his tool kit to do well, and how a painter sees the world. In each case I will apply the techniques of each specific art-form to juggling and demonstrate ways in which we can apply the creativity of other disciplines to our own.

To call Cookie Gluck a costumer may be a little bit misleading. Her work has transcended that title. She has become a highly sought after designer of mascot costumes for sports franchises like the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Lions, and the Boston Celtics. In addition to that, she has created corporate mascots for products ranging from pharmaceuticals to cell phones. Personally, I have spent a lot of time animating her creations from the inside, both as Benny the Bull and as a giant stomach at trade shows for the drug Prevacid. Cookie is a prolific creator and I was grateful for her clearing a part of her schedule to make time for the interview that follows.


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