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256 - Costume Designer Ciciley Hoffman - Manage Expectations & Trust Your Expertise

Bonsai Creative, MAKE IT Podcast, Ciciley Hoffman, Mistakes in the Making

Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist, Ciciley Hoffman recounts a moment in her career when she didn't set the correct expectations on set because she questioned her own talent.

About Ciciley Hoffman

Ciciley Hoffman is an award winning costume designer, wardrobe stylist, image consultant, and fashion editor. She designs costumes for films, television, and music videos, styles wardrobe for editorial or commercial fashion brands, and consults with artists for general look, tours, and promotional materials. Ciciley has worked alongside numerous award-winning films, recording artists, sundry professionals, commercials, magazines, advertisements, and various broadcasts. All of her clients receive personal attention and a unique look.

Ciciley has vast experience with runway and theatrical shows, and creating looks from rock to vintage, avant garde to country, haute couture to period, and everything in between. Especially if you want hats.

Ciciley is also an embroiderer, cat lady, and vintage enthusiast. She uses an antique 1975 Kenmore 1347 in-cabinet sewing machine, that she affectionately calls Bessie. Sometimes, she sells items with which she's willing to part on Etsy with drink me. vintage.


About the MAKE IT Podcast

The MAKE IT podcast is a platform for the voice of independent filmmaker. We offer a variety of educational, aspirational, and entertaining content that promotes the success of creatives across the filmmaking community and the film industry.

Our Conversations with filmmaking professionals are dedicated to sharing the advice, knowledge, and insights of experienced filmmakers while exploring what it truly means to be an independent creative in the highly competitive world of filmmaking. Each filmmaker conversation is backed by thoughtful research that allows us to uncover the raw, authentic truths behind each filmmaker's journey.

Through our Indie Talks, we share our thoughts and perspectives on navigating independent film from the perspective of Advisory and Executive Producers. We discuss topics that are relevant to filmmakers across a wide spectrum of filmmaking perspectives, and we do our best to uncover hidden truths and new developments in the film industry. Our goal is to help filmmakers avoid the pitfalls and obstacles on the business side of film so that their filmmaking creativity can thrive.

Our Industry Insights provide bite-sized actionable advice that filmmaking professionals and creatives of all kinds can use to keep their heads up as they continue their filmmaking journeys. With advice sourced from the filmmaking community, we build upon the wisdom of our filmmaking guests to provide our audience with truly aspirational and inspirational content.

The Mistakes in the Making series gives our filmmaking friends an opportunity to speak directly to our filmmaking audience to share a specific lesson they've learned through a mistake they've made. We are firm believers that mistakes can be the gateway to success when we open our hearts and minds to learning from them, sharing them, and using them to Be Better.


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