Costume Designer & Technician


Photo by Katie Gruenhagen

Photo by Katie Gruenhagen

Barbara Harvey Abbott

I am a costume designer and technologist based out of the Central Coast of California.

The clothing and accessories a character wears help tell the story of who they are; giving hints of their ambitions, fears, motivations, and other important - while sometimes subtle - details that come together to create realistic and believable people.  I enjoy working with the director and actor in creating these character choices and serving to tell the story. I strive to understand people; why they make the choices they do and what inspires them.

When not working with costumes, I enjoy reading, traveling with my husband and two daughters, and delighting in food, family, and friends. Please visit often!  The site will be updated regularly.

Current Projects

Cutter/Draper for PCPA Theatrefest (2018-Present)

Designing costumes for Patience with Central Coast Gilbert and Sullivan, Summer 2019