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Gettin’ Wiggy With It

Behind the scenes with a rising costume design major

By Kiki Wagner

Raegan Calvert puts the finishing touches on car crash victim Thomas Yehling

“Wigs flying in the air,”, “sweaty seven-second costume changes,” and “backstage adrenaline rushes” are only some of the thrills of being a wig and makeup design major, according to Raegan Calvert.

Behind the curtains, Calvert and her wig designer run around backstage with the “actors’ sweaty shirts and jackets like mad men.”

“As dorky as it sounds, I get such an adrenaline rush from working backstage,” Calvert said. “It’s not as glamorous as being in front of the curtains, but it’s equally as important.”