What A Costume Designer Really Does Inside the circus in Copenhagen

By Abi King | Denmark

Nov 19
Fashion Sketches for a Sparkly Bra from a Costume Designer

Sketches for a Sparkly Circus Costume

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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About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on www.insidethetravellab.com

La Tortuga Viajera November 19, 2010

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

Abi King November 24, 2010

You’re welcome!

Liezel December 6, 2010

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

jason December 17, 2010

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 King December 18, 2010

    If you say so ;)

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