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Cheralyn L. Lambeth                                      

Puppets, Props, and Costume Crafts     cell:  704-609-5999   E-mail:  [email protected]m


Profile:  Degreed professional with over 20 years' experience building puppets, props, and costumes/costume crafts for the entertainment industries (film, television, theatre, dance, and display). 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:_________________________________________________

* Puppet and "creature" costume construction, maintenance, and performance  

* Wig/hairpiece construction, styling, and maintenance: ventilating, wefting     *Dying and aging

* Props construction and set dressing                  *Patternmaking and tailoring           

*Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X              *Models and miniatures

*In-shop construction and on-set wardrobe support

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                                 SuperBowl XXVI Halftime Show--wardrobe supervisor

Evan Almighty--on-set costumer                               Multiple commercials--tailor, stylist

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

Manassas:  End of Innocence (National Park Service)

       -assistant to the costume designer

The Patirot--dyer/ager, on set costumer

The Muppet Christmas Carol--puppet builder


Pro sports mascot construction/maintenance:  Sir Purr (Carolina Panthers, NFL), The Coyote 

(San Antonio Spurs, NBA), Hugo the Hornet (Charlotte Hornets, NBA)

Scarowinds Halloween Haunt--Props construction, 2019; Props Supervisor, 2018; Costume Supervisor, 2017

Avenue Q (European tour)--Puppet construction

Titanic:  The Movie on Tour--Costume/prop construction

Star Trek:  The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton--Costume/prop construction

Sesame Street Live! --Costume, puppet, and prop construction/maintenance


Introduction to Puppetry Arts (Routledge, December 2019)

Creating the Character Costume:  Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers (Routledge, December 2016

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


The Juilliard School, New York

   Professional Production Program (costumes and wigs)?construction/styling and running crew 

   for academic productions

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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

  (Mass Communications)