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Hannah Green in front of Captain Marvel marquee

Working in the costuming department for blockbusters such as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and most recently Captain Marvel, Hannah Greene (06C) has played a big role in creating the costumes for some of our favorite superheroes.

The bright lights of Hollywood are a long way from the Berry campus, but the threads of her career tie directly to her work in the costume shop of the Berry College Theatre Company, where she fell in love with that particular aspect of production.

As a student, the visual communication major designed costumes for theatre and dance troupe productions. Upon graduation, her Berry experience helped her gain admission to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design. She then used connections made in Los Angeles to begin her career in film, working her way up to Marvel Entertainment.

In her current role, Greene is responsible for sourcing all the fabrics used to create the characters’ costumes and coordinating between the fabric vendors, costume designer and sewers to make sure the final product matches the creative vision. When working on a Marvel movie, she has to create as many as five costumes for each actor and stunt double, depending on the action required and how well fabrics hold up in the elements.

“It’s been a lot of fun working on the superheroes, because you’re figuring out something that doesn’t exist,” Greene said. “You’re trying to create something that’s high tech and no one has ever seen before.”

Greene was deeply influenced by her Berry professors and is grateful for the mentoring provided by Associate Professor of Theatre Alice Bristow.

“Honestly I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without her,” she said. “She is amazing and such a great professor. She was the one who encouraged me to take costuming classes.”

By student writer Kendall Aronson

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