As a future costume designer, a part of the design process that specifically interests me, are the costume accessories.  Specifically in this matter, I’m referring to hats.  I was lucky enough that one of my classes was given the opportunity to visit a milliner located in Buffalo, NY (“Custom Hatter”, owned by proprietor Gary White).  Mr. White has created custom hats for movies, television, theatre, and personal use, all by hand; his hats are truly a work of art and careful design decisions.  This visit definitely inspired me to continue pursuing my passion of costume design, with the hope that in my future career I will continue to be as passionate and excited about my work and process.

His website can be found at <>, and includes a description of his process in creating the custom hats.