Costume Design Internship for Brilliant Tech-Art Light Suits for Electronic Dance Events & Theatre

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Ally Entertainment
800 West Huron
Chicago, IL
Posted: August 07 2015
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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General Overview: We looking for interns passionate about making stage costumes. We are creating cutting-edge LED Tech-Art costumes that utilize unique combinations of special materials and advanced light technology to produce works-of-art worn by performers.

The initial focus is the creation of extraordinary stage show elements for the musical/EDM artist Hyper Harp, This includes light suits, light helmets, 15 foot puppet-like light wings, hand midi-controllers, and more eye-catching and interactive components. As an intern, you would assist in all aspects of design and construction of these exciting stage costume elements.

You will learn insights on using imbedded technology, and ways materials can enhance light treatment, as well as the “engineering” of implementing such into worn costumes. Your internship can involve making costumes for major artists as we expand our marketing reach. You can be involved with actual performances of these costumes as well.

You will work out of our studio on Huron and Halsted. Hours are flexible, including evenings and weekends. We strive to accommodate the best schedule for you. This is a year-round open internship, available for you to jump in anytime you are ready.

Compensation: While this internship is listed as unpaid, we do want to compensate those hard-working interns through revenue share, future paid contract work, post-paid comp, or even design royalty. Details will be discussed during your first interview.

Company Background: Established in 1995, ALLY Entertainment is a non-for-profit that assists bands/artists with obtaining performances/gigs, produces music tracks, conducts research and development of related technology, and supports artists with promotion and marketing. While ALLY is assisting its artist Hyper Harp with the development of the new expanded stage show, a dedicated Design Studio is being launched to continue the development of amazing light suits and stage presentations for major music artists and venues, as well as taking its Tech-Art to other channels such as fashion and art galleries. Interns will have the opportunity to be first in line for paid contract work and full-time employment as this Design Studio expands its demand in the marketplace. We seek to hire our interns that demonstrate solid work ethics, skills, and creativity.


Interns will work with our professional staff, each with their specific expertise. You would get hands on experience designing, constructing, and even promoting the newest cutting edge light suits and stage show elements. You would apply your talents to specific tasks that evolve as the project continues to be developed, such as:
1. Conceptual Designs: Using paper, clay, and other modeling medium, you will have the opportunity to assist in the initial design of the various elements.
2. Material Selection: You will learn the attributes of various materials and help select, combine, and assemble the various combinations to achieve the utmost in desired illuminated qualities.
3. Construction Strategies: You will help formulate and experiment with various ways to attach materials, components, and infrastructure in a manner that is both feasible and economical.
4. Final Fitting and Details: You will be involved detailing out the pieces, adjusting for final fitting.


Requirements/Skills: The following are the required skills for this aspect of the project:
General seamstress skills
Familiarity with various fabrics and materials
Attention to details for accurate measurement and craftsmanship
Comfortable using various adhesives and other means to attach materials

Bonus Skills: The following are auxiliary skills most appreciated:
Specific costume construction
Familiar with integration of LEDs within wearable items
Creative designer


Required - Costume Design, Fabric Selection, Seamstress
Preferred - Costumes, 3D Printing, Crafts, Vacuum Forming

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