The Passion Behind the Costume

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 6.39.36 PMBy Tashanea Whitlow 02-18-15

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Hollywood costume designer? Well, Kari Perkins lives that dream out loud everyday. She has crafted looks for some of Hollywood’s hottest movies and memorable characters. Her latest project, the Oscar nominated movie “Boyhood,” has swept almost every category it has been nominated in. Earning an unprecedented 140 wins and 127 nominations.

“Its pretty unbelievable. I certainly didn’t think it would touch the hearts of so many people. I was really worried about it when it first came out. When we were working on it and it was done. I felt so connected to it. I felt like, it was my baby. I didn’t want to share it. I didn’t want anyone to say anything bad about it.” Perkins tells WEBN in Los Angeles.

That passionate resonates with Perkins. As she discusses how she broke into the industry two decades ago, her face and eyes light up and you become enamored by her enthusiasm and vulnerability.

“It’s just something I do and I love doing it. It makes me feel like I’ve got it right when it works. Its like yay, it makes me feel like I got it.”

Perkins goes on to tell WEBN, “I don’t know. I was born with it. Ever since I was really young, I was just drawn to it. “

Perkins zest for costume designing is evident in every project she does, which she credits as her labor of love. She is currently working on “That’s What I’m Talking About it,” a film directed by Richard Linklater, the director of Boyhood. This will be the duo’s seventh film together.

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