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410 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Elizabeth Wislar Owner

Elizabeth Wislar has designed over 200 shows and built more than 150 productions in the Chicago area and nationally in collaboration with many of the prevailing theaters, opera companies and local universities. Elizabeth graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, BA/BFA, cum laude, and earned an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from Pennsylvania State University.  She spent 5 years (1996-1999, 2002) as the Assistant Designer/Head Draper for the annual Baroque Handel Opera Festival in G√∂ttingen, Germany.  Elizabeth is the 2004 recipient of the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, as well as multiple other awards and nominations.


About Us

Chicago Custom Costumes is located in the historic Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. We offer design and construction for theatre, film, dance, as well as custom characters and large scale fabric installations. Please take a look at our image galleries to see the diversity of our work. We will work with your designers, or you can choose to hire our in-house designer, Elizabeth Wislar, who has over 20 years experience, numerous awards, and over 200 production credits to her name.