Kelly Cercone

Kelly Cercone

Costumer / Craftsperson


Everywhere - Freelance baby!

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to be a marine biologist.
Tried studying/working in fashion.
Did as many summer theater jobs as I could.
Joined some costume hobby groups.
Dropped out of fashion school.
Took a year of random trade school classes.
Moved to Los Angeles.
Took the plunge into freelance.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Costume Design
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Career

Career

Costumer / Craftsperson

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

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Acting & Theatre
Film
Film
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

No days are "typical".

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Having good people skills will always take you very far. If you can take some public speaking classes.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You have a long summer, use it! There are many colleges that offer Summer Rep programs. Go do one and get a crash course in life in the theater.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
certification
Certification/License
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You will never make any money doing that."

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."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Learning Issues

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