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Kelly Cercone

Kelly Cercone

Everywhere - Freelance baby!

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Kelly's work combines: Acting & Theatre, Film, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Costumer / Craftsperson

I make original costumes, and costume accessories for TV, Film, Theater, and much, much more.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Costume Design

    FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Costume Attendants:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Theatre/Theater

Certification: Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Wanted to be a marine biologist.

  • 2.

    Tried studying/working in fashion.

  • 3.

    Did as many summer theater jobs as I could.

  • 4.

    Joined some costume hobby groups.

  • 5.

    Dropped out of fashion school.

  • 6.

    Took a year of random trade school classes.

  • 7.

    Moved to Los Angeles.

  • 8.

    Took the plunge into freelance.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You will never make any money doing that.

  • How I responded:

    I said, "You are probably right, but I am going to do it anyway because it makes me happy. I'd rather be broke and happy, than rich and well fed. Also, historically the company is much better."

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Years of specialized therapy and tutoring sessions. In order to push your limits successfully, you have to get to know yourself really well first.