Bethany Padrón

Costume Shop Manager

Bethany Padrón is a Costume Studio Manager who has been costuming since the early 2000's when she was exposed to cosplay for the first time. After Creighton University, she used her enthusiasm for dressing up other people to earn a master's degree in Costume Technology from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Her freelance career spans fashion, dance, musicals and plays in regional theaters, multiple universities, event design, haunt attractions and amusement parks. Before joining Dartmouth, Bethany was the inaugural costume studio manager at the University of South Dakota followed by a teaching appointment at Ohio University in costume technology. As a former library assistant, Bethany is avid about data, statistics and cataloguing and bringing those abilities to costume technology. Her draping and crafts skills have been a regular feature at the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival and is an officer for the Kansas City Costumer's Guild. Bethany is involved in pop culture costuming: from comic books to film and historical interpreting. She can often be found at conferences and conventions; teaching, competing, and presenting on topics from painstaking historical recreations to cosplay engineering. She follows the motto "Do What Is Wise."


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