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What A Costume Designer Really Does Inside the circus in Copenhagen

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An Interview with a Costume Designer

Karen Christoffersen, Costume Designer

I love the way that travel takes me to unexpected places. While at TBEX this month, I got the chance to look behind the scenes in the Wallmans Circus in Copenhagen.Karen Christoffersen, their costume designer, introduced me to the process involved in getting the artists ready for their opening night. As with so much in the world, there’s much more to it than simply looking good.

Watch the video below to find out about the substance behind the style…

Thank Yous

Lea from TripWolf provided the material of the circus performers rehearsing (we would have loved shots of the artists in the sparkly bras but, as some other guy said, you can’t always get what you want…)

Thank you also to Wallmans Circus Show for allowing me to film there and to Karen Christoffersen & Karin Odermatt for taking part in this experiment!

Thanks to the Canadian Tourist Commission for providing the Flip Camera and Kevin MacLeod for his wonderful music.


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5 Responses to What A Costume Designer Really Does Inside the circus in Copenhagen

  1. La Tortuga Viajera November 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    Love the video, Abi! Thanks for taking me on a three-minute trip back to Copenhagen.

  2. Abi November 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    You’re welcome!

  3. Liezel December 6, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    That’s really nice! The Wallmans are great, fantastic!

  4. jason December 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Who knew there was so much science behind sparkly circus bras? I’ll be looking at them in a whole new light going forward.

    • Abi December 18, 2010 at 10:40 am #

      If you say so ;)