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Maggie Hofmann

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  • Head of Costume Technology
  • ​MFA Costume Design, UW-Madison

  • Design - Technology
  • 773-325-7953

​Maggie Hofmann has been working professionally as a costume cutter/draper for theatre and tv/film for nearly 15 years in the Chicagoland area and is a member of IATSE Local 769. She has freelanced at various theatres throughout the region and is a staff draper at Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She is an award-winning cosplay maker with 8 years of experience creating cosplay costumes for herself and others and is the author of Smocking Secrets (C&T Publishing, 2022). She holds a BA in Drama from UC-Irvine and an MFA in Costume Design from UW-Madison. Her work has been published in several cosplay and theatrical magazines and has been featured on websites such as CosplayCentral and She creates educational maker content online under the name PaisleyandGlue on all social media accounts.