About

About Elly

Elly Hunt is a costume designer, craftsperson and stitcher working in the Chicago area.

She studied theatrical design and technology at the University of Texas at Arlington.

She is currently working as the Assistant Costume Designer to Izumi Inaba for Chicago Children’s Theatre's The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963. Next up, she will be working at Lookingglass Theatre to build costumes for Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Her other recent credits include working as the wardrobe supervisor for Victory Garden’s Indecent, Rightlynd and Pipeline and managing the Costume shop for Creede Repertory Theatre's 2018 Summer season.

Elly has been designing since her senior year of high school, working on tech for shows since her sophomore year of high school, and sewing and performing since elementary school. Inspirational artists and designers include Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Zuhair Murad, and Jean-Guy Lecat. Her true passion, however, lies in the collaborative process, whether that means making a designer's vision a reality, making a character "real" for an actor with their costume, or teaching new skills and creating opportunities for young artists; theatre is best done as a team. 

Abandoned Way Out West,  The KID Show  Scenic Design- Dustin Belich  Lighting Design- Harry Foster  Director- Diana Burbano  Photo courtesy of John Gary Brown

Abandoned Way Out West, The KID Show

Scenic Design- Dustin Belich

Lighting Design- Harry Foster

Director- Diana Burbano

Photo courtesy of John Gary Brown

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Elly presenting the costumes portion of an accessibility tour for sight-impaired patrons at Victory Gardens Theatre’s  Indecent  by Paula Vogel.  Costume Design- Mara Blumenfeld  Scenic Design- Jeffrey D. Kmiec  Projection Design-Stephan Mazurek

Elly presenting the costumes portion of an accessibility tour for sight-impaired patrons at Victory Gardens Theatre’s Indecent by Paula Vogel.

Costume Design- Mara Blumenfeld

Scenic Design- Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Projection Design-Stephan Mazurek