I am a wardrobe stylist and costume designer for film, commercials, and theatre with 14 years of experience in the industry. I design wardrobes to enhance your vision and further your message or story - from runway fashion to street style. My wardrobes mesh seamlessly into the overall design, stay within budget without sacrificing vision, and make the talent feel confident and focused with garments that fit perfectly. I have a gifted eye for detail and I keep my garments looking sharp for the whole shoot.
My clients include Airstream, Microsoft, Steelcase, Thor Industries, DuPage Medical Group, Old Milwaukee - Pabst, Art Institute of Chicago, Johnson Creek, Columbia College Chicago, Rivers Casino, Kaplan Inc., Subway, and Cutty Sark among many others. I have designed wardrobe for print, viral videos, nationally aired commercials, and events, among others.
Need something unusual? I also design and create distinctive costumes - patterned, built, and fit to the performer's body. I am skilled at using unconventional materials and creating outlandish, attention grabbing pieces. (Check out my designs for "Project Subway", made entirely out of Subway branded materials at www.elsahiltner.com!)
I can accommodate short turnaround times and tight schedules, and am willing to travel.
I have been in the industry since 2006.