Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes With Captain America

When I called Judianna Makovsky for a chat, Gary Ross happened to be on the other line — no big deal. Nominated for three Oscars, the costume designer has had a long run in the movie business without ever limiting herself to any one specific genre. Sure, she's worked with Ross several times (from 1988's Big to 2003's Seabiscuit to their most recent Peter Pan project), but that's because her decision to work on a film is hugely influenced by the people backing it. You may not know it, but you've been watching her costume work on the big screen for years now — A Little Princess, Lolita, Pleasantville, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, X-Men: The Last Stand, and of course, The Hunger Games.

How did she get where she is today? Well, when Judianna was a kid she auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Children's Chorus in New York and got in. Though she enjoyed performing for a crowd, what she really loved was everything that happened back stage. "I liked the sets, I liked the clothes; I was much more interested in all of that from the age five. My mother said I always wanted to do this; from the minute I was in that world, that’s what I wanted to do. So, I guess I was born with it," she laughs.

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in marketing for a prestigious securities law firm. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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