Virginia Varland

Costume Design


Welcome to my online portfolio! Here you will find a collection of my work in Theatre Costume Design and other artwork.

Hailing from Richmond Virginia, I currently reside in Chicago Illinois where I am working towards a M.F.A. in Costume Design at Northwestern University. Back home, I received a B.F.A in Theatre design with an emphasis in costume design at Virginia Commonwealth University.

My body of work can be described as versatile,  ranging from contemporary realism and historically accurate design, to fully created worlds. I find the most creative energy in projects that allow me to challenge body norms and use a bold variety of colors in an otherwise minimalistic world.

Upcoming designs include Farewell, My Friend at (re)discover theatre (Chicago), Passion, the Musical at Musically Human Theatre (Highland Park, IL), Tonya and Nancy, a Rock Opera at Underscrore Theatre (Chicago), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the BRAVO Performing Arts Academy (Oak Park, IL).

If you are interested in my work and would like to send me a message, please visit my Contact page.




Photo by Anna Grace Photography

Photo by Anna Grace Photography