Sara M. Harvey

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Sara M. Harvey
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Sara Harvey, 2009
Born (1976-03-11)March 11, 1976
Alma mater University of California, Santa Cruz
Occupation writer and costumer
Home town Nashville, Tennessee

Sara M. Harvey (born March 11, 1976) is an American costume designer, and an author of fiction and nonfiction, most notably having written multiple articles for the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through World History. She is a regular speaker on the subjects of costume design at science-fiction conventions, and has won awards for her plus-sized creations.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Harvey was born in San Leandro, California, and grew up in the East Bay area of Castro Valley, California. She graduated from Moreau Catholic High School and attended college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California before earning a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts with an emphasis in costume design from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She later received a Master of Arts in visual culture, with an emphasis in costume history, from New York University.[1]


Harvey spent several years working for the costume department of the Renaissance Entertainment Corporation on events held in California and Wisconsin. She also spent a year and three months working in the Creative Costume Department of Walt Disney World in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista), Florida.

As of 2009, she is an instructor of design and fashion history at the International Academy of Design and Technology branch in Nashville, Tennessee[2] (called IADT Nashville for short, which has since closed[3]). She also makes frequent appearances at conventions, speaking on and demonstrating costuming techniques at conferences such as Arisia, MidSouthCon, Hypericon, and Archon.

Harvey currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and child.

Published works[edit]





  1. ^ Sizemore, Jason. "Interview with Sara M. Harvey". Apex Book Company. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved January 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Willett, Julie A. (2010). The American Beauty Industry Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 337. ISBN 9780313359491. 
  3. ^ "Nashville Art & Design School | IADT Nashville, TN". Retrieved 2017-04-07. 

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