Kara Suan, costume designer for Descendants 2
Kara Saun, costume designer for Descendants 2

Kara Saun, the costume designer for “Descendants 2,” invites Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition’s Kylie Erica Mar inside the wardrobe truck to see all the amazing costumes for the hit Disney Channel movie – and gives a few career tips along the way.

“I feel if you want to go into costume design, it’s such a fun field, you should do as much research as you can and intern for people,” says the German-born designer who appeared on the first season of “Project Runway.” “Just reach out to people in the field, see if you can do an internship or become a wardrobe PA (production assistant) and just really find out what it’s about. Everything you do goes to the next level, and the next level, and that is all by just really practicing what you do and just perfecting your talents and your skills.”

But is it really that easy to reach professionals in the field?

“If you don’t try, you’ll never know,” says Saun, who answers emails all the time from young people interested in costume design. “I always tell people: Just try it. Either they’ll respond or they won’t. But if they do, there’s your chance.”

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