About Me

Laura Parker been designing and creating costumes for theatrical productions and historic reenactors since 1999, with a focus on historically accurate reproductions and historically inspired fantasy costuming.  Her work has concentrated on the experimental archaeology of clothing construction, with an emphasis on how cut, fabric, and construction details affect physical movement in European Medieval and Renaissance clothing.

Costume design credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Born YesterdayAround the World in 80 Days, Murder at the Howard Johnson’sAlice in Wonderland (co-design), Lettice and Lovage, The Sunshine Boys (co-design), and The Arabian Nights at NC State University Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing, Spring Awakening, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, No Exit, Stop Kiss, Into the WoodsGodspellCircle/Mirror/Transformation, Cabaret, These Shining Lives, and Jane Eyre at William Peace University, Macbeth at Bare TheatreCharlotte’s Web and Brighton Beach Memoirs at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.   Laura teaches costume design and costume construction, and is an Associate Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager at University Theatre at North Carolina State University.

In her copious free time, Laura acts in community theatre productions, performs improv comedy with Raleigh’s Village Idiots, knits, spins, dyes, and studiously avoids yardwork.  She can often be found in her native habitat – local area coffee shops.

View Laura’s CV/Resume

Sometimes I do that acting thing…

In October 2015 I did a promotional video for a book by Dr. Katherine Loflin – ‘Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong’.  Loads of fun, great people, and my first video acting gig (well, since high school!). TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Read more


A Very Vintage-y Christmas

For the first time in a few years we actually put up a tree, and I’m super excited to use some of the mid-century holiday ornaments that I’ve collected from estate sales over the past year!  I am madly in love with 50’s and 60’s glass ornaments – and these pop up in estate sales …

Read more