About Couture Costume by KD

I'm Karina Doig; & I am a hard-working & passionate maker of all things costume & dancewear! Being a high-level competitive dancer & calisthenics girl for over 23years I can understand the way a dancer's body moves & how comfort should come at no cost to design.

I like to work in collaboration with my clients; incorporating their vision with practicality & comfort.  I've been lucky enough to receive some amazing industry opportunities that have helped me to create my own place in the costume industry with Couture Costume by Karina Doig.

 

Couture Costume by Karina Doig deals with every process of making a costume. As well as tailoring costumes to each performer, I also deal with designing, client communication, quoting, invoicing, accounting, finance management, cutting, creating large sets of costumes as well as one off pieces, maintaining & updating my Facebook page with new work that I’ve done and also packing & delivering the costumes locally and interstate.

 

It's amazing to be able to work with dancers of every age & genre from around the world & I aim to make sure that every client receives 5 star customer service along with a garment that they 'want to wear forever'.

 

Thank-you for joining me on this incredible journey, we celebrated 4 years of CCDW this July & 5 years of CCKD in February, and I still get a goofy grin on my face each time my phone dings with a new order!!


ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Graduate of Costume for Performance at Swinburne University 2012.

  • Successful small business Couture Costume by Karina Doig

  • CLOC Musical Theatre; Aspects of Love (2011), All Shook Up (2012), Legally Blonde: the Musical (2014).

  • The Australian Ballet Company; 8 wonderful weeks of work experience, helping to create Graeme Murphy's Romeo & Juliet in 2011.

  • 22years+ experience performing on stage in Calisthenics as well as making & embellishing the costumes.

  • Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full Time Showcase 2012

  • BOYLESQUE; performed at the GH Hotel every friday night (Jan-Mar13)

  • Costume Designer & Creator for the extremely talented House of Dance in Tasmania.

  • Designing & making solo costumes for many different girls from different Calisthenics clubs across Australia.

  • Costume Maker & co-designer for Breeze Entertainment, who are resident dancers at CQ on Fridays, Marquee Nightclub in Sydney on both Friday & Saturday nights & Respect at TRAK Bar on a Saturday night.

  • British School of Millinery; Showgirl Headdress Course, Cheltenham UK. June 2014.

  • Classwear, Solo & Troupe costumes made & delivered to 40/50 States in America and across 12 countries.

  • Couture Costume Dancewear; our exclusive Dancewear brand with a worldwide following & demographic, www.couturecostumedancewear.com 

 © Couture Costume by Karina Doig 2016

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