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Natalie De Palo
2023 BFA Costume Natalie De Palo

About Natalie

Natalie De Palo is a costume maker who works to bring costume designs to life. With a strong connection to their Nonna and Nonno, a seamstress and a tailor, Natalie’s creative passion was discovered at an early age. They would often have sleepovers with their grandparents to work on different sewing projects which led to making costumes together.

After continuing this passion throughout home and school, Natalie decided that their passion for costume was more than a hobby, leading to studying at NIDA for a BFA in Costume. In the costume world Natalie has focused on all parts of the costume making process; designing, patterning, making, and art finishing. Their creations range from period ball gowns to menswear trousers and jackets made from traditional techniques, and even stretch wear and implementing unique art finishing and prop elements into costumes.

NIDA Productions

Costume Assistant, Costume Maker, Dresser, Crew
Perfect Stranger

Costume Assistant, Costume Maker, Dresser, Crew
Mr Burns: a post electric play

Tailor/Costume Maker
How I Learned To Drive

Costume Maker
The Magic Flute

Dresser, Crew
Kali

Dresser, Crew
Seven Days of Silence

Costume Supervisor, Costume Maker
The Decay of Lying

Costume Supervisor, Costume Maker, Art Finisher
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Costume Maker, Art Finisher
Sandaime Richard

Secondments

Menswear Department Assistant
Opera Australia