Newswise — New Brunswick, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Mio Gubernic, costume designer for Madonna, Katy Perry, Saturday Night Live and Batman’s nemesis Bane, is training Rutgers students to create wearable art through the technology of thermoplastics.

Gubernic is leading a weekly workshop for Mason Gross School of the Arts students, in Ellen Bredehoft’s costume crafts class, in which the students are creating unique masks, corsets and other costume items with moldable plastics that can be made to resemble everything from delicate lace to steel armor.


Gubernic’s most recent projects include artisan work for the Broadway musical Frozen and Amazon Video series The Tick and The Marvelous Ms. Maisel.  He is the winner of three awards in the 2016 World of Wearable Art competition and the Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award.


He speaks about the journey through costume design that took him from Serbia to Chicago and New York, along with a glimpse of his Rutgers students’ design creations in a Q&A interview.


Read the full article on Rutgers Today.  


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