Kelly Cercone

Kelly Cercone

Costumer / Craftsperson

Everywhere - Freelance baby!


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


High School
Costume Design
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles


Costumer / Craftsperson

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
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:

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You will never make any money doing that."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues