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                                                                      My Resume

Cheralyn L. Lambeth                                  2509-1 Vail Ave, Charlotte, NC  28207

Costume/Costume Crafts             cell:  704-609-5999         E-mail:  [email protected]


Profile:  Degreed professional with over 20 years costume and costume crafts experience in the entertainment industries (film, television, theatre, dance, and display). Strong working knowledge of costume design and construction elements such as pattern making/draping, stitching, costume crafts, dyeing/ageing, and wig/hairpiece construction and repair (wefting, ventilating, and fronting).  Skilled in working with numerous historical/period productions.

Professional Experience

*Experienced in both in-shop costume production and on-set wardrobe support, in addition to acting as assistant to the costume

        designer for various television and film productions

*Acted as shop supervisor (Stage Properties Manager) for workshop providing technical support for professional/academic productions with Playmaker’s Repertory Company/The Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill; supervised and worked with undergraduate and graduate students

*Assisted in the production of costumes and props for the national EVIE Award-winning traveling exhibit Titanic:  The Movie on Tour; supervised costume/prop construction for the touring exhibit The Star Trek Earth Tour and the exhibit Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton

*Constructed and maintained wigs and hairpieces for academic productions at the Juilliard School; maintained set of Paul Huntley wig design for Off-Broadway production (Candida); worked wig running crew at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis


The Well-Dressed Puppet (Focal Press/Taylor & Francis, September 2014)

Creating the Character Costume:  Tools, Tips and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, scheduled release date 2016)

Professional History

FILM:                                                                        TELEVISION:

Max—specialty props                                                         Outcast (Cinemax)—stitching/tailoring

The Hunger Games—tailor, promotional shoot                 Homeland (Showtime)—tailor, dyer/ager

Leatherheads—on-set costumer                                         NFL SuperBowl XXVI Halftime Show—wardrobe supervisor

Evan Almighty—on-set costumer                                       Multiple commercials—tailor

The New World—dyer/ager, on set costumer                     Dinosaurs!—puppet builder

Manassas:  End of Innocence (National Park Service)

-assistant to the costume designer

The Patriot—dyer/ager, on set costumer

The Muppet Christmas Carol—puppet builder


Grey Seal Puppets, Charlotte, NC January 2000-present (contract)

Workshop associate assisting in the production of costumes, props, and puppets for in-house productions and outside clients including the Charlotte Hornets, the Carolina Panthers, Cartoon Network, Avenue Q, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

The University of North Carolina-Charlotte, January 2013-present (contract)—Tailor/craftsperson for the Theatre Department

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill/Playmaker’s Repertory Company, January 2007-May 2008

                Stage Properties Manager providing props for professional and academic theatrical productions

Paramount Production Services, Charlotte, NC, February 1995-July 1999

        Production Supervisor in Character Studio overseeing construction of costumes, props, and character costumes for

        Paramount Parks and other Viacom properties including Nickelodeon, MTV, and Paramount Pictures

The VEE Corporation, Minneapolis, September 1991-February 1995 (contract)

        Constructed costumes, props, and puppets for Sesame Street Live! as well as outside clients

Jim Henson Productions, New York, April-June 1992—Puppet/creature builder


The North Carolina School of the Arts, January-May 1994

                Student in Design and Production (Stage Properties)

The Juilliard School, New York, September 1990-May 1991

                Professional Production Program (costumes and wigs)—construction/styling and running crew for academic productions

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, May 1989

                Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts with emphasis in Radio/Television/Motion Pictures