I am not going to pretend that someone else made this site and say, "Malia Grace Miyashiro-Harmon knew at a young age that she wanted to be a costume designer." . I mean, I did... fourteen to be exact, but that's not the point. So here's a little about myself...
I went to SFSU and got a degree in Theater Arts / Costume Design. I have designed for film, web, theater, circus, and whatever is in-between. I have designed contemporary costumes, period costumes, stylized high fashion meant to feel period costumes, dealt with specialized military uniforms, no costumes ("here is a dance belt for you sir."), costumes that move, costumes that breakaway, costumes that blend in. I have worked in every aspect of the Costume Dept, from Designer to Set...with a little aging and distressing on the side. Aging and distressing of costumes of course, not me personally! Most importantly, I love collaborating with the director and actors, to help them create characters though costumes.
As much as I love designing and working with costumes, I do love my home life. When not busy working, "you can find Malia hanging with her husband, dog, and two cats.". And hanging from a trapeze. That's right, I'm also an avid circus enthusiast. I can hold those garment bags AND myself all while hanging upside down by one knee. And traveling. I love to travel. That's all.
Thanks for checking out my site.