Jonna Hayden, costumer extraordinaire, will teach us everything she knows about the perfect Halloween costume in 90 minutes or less.
Jonna Hayden has been a costumer since she was four, sewing clothing for her trolls. Her professional career began at Orycon 5(mumble) years ago, leading to a 30+ year obsession for Costume Design and construction. Her current projects include The Snow Queen for the Eugene Ballet, opening in April of 2017, and The Scarlet Flower for Ballet Fantastique, opening in February of 2016. Past work includes Eugene Opera's Faust, La Boheme, Carmen, Nixon in China, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, and Dead Man Walking, and the Eugene Ballet's Mowgli, The Jungle Book Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Carnival of the Animals, The Nutcracker, Without the Cover, All You Need is Love, Pulcinella, and Carmen. She designed William Mastrosimone's productions of Winner by Submission and Bang Bang, You're Dead for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Additional design includes Elizabethan costumes for the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble's Madrigal Dinner, and the Eugene Symphony's Yuletide Celebration. As the owner of J Hayden Creative, LLC, Jonna is a frequent panelist at a variety of Science Fiction Conventions and conferences throughout the US.