About Stacia Lang
A passion for birds and their magical plumage has inspired Stacia Lang to focus her creative eye on the ancient art of feather work. As a costume designer & fabricator, Stacia has produced costumes for film, music videos, the Broadway stage, live musical concerts, the circus & ballet productions.
New York City
After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fashion Design, Stacia acted quickly on a chance opportunity to learn about costume construction in the fabled work room at the NYC Ballet. This treasured experience led to an eight year run honing her craft in all of the major costume shops serving the Broadway and dance communities. Barbara Matera, Ltd. (La Cage Aux Folles, Singin' in the Rain), Parsons-Meares (The Joffrey Ballet Company's Romeo and Juliet and Cats), and Martin Izquierdo Studio (Into the Woods and Legs Diamond) are the most memorable.
Stacia moved into the mythical realm of rock music in the early 1990s with an exciting three-year stint as costume designer to Prince. Moving back to her home state of Minnesota, she worked at Paisley Park Enterprises designing stage costumes and personal clothing for Prince, his band, and several of his protegés. During this time, she also designed costumes for Angélique Kidjo and Billy Idol.
Making the move to Hollywood in 1997, Stacia embarked on her 18-year film career. The films Interstellar, Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-man, and The Cell all bear her creative mark in the specialized area of the cinesuit—spacesuits, superhero suits, and sci-fi suits. Other films of note are Tron: Legacy (Jeff Bridges' costumes), Man of Steel, and Burlesque. A comprehensive list of her films can be found on Stacia's IMDB page.
Stacia also continued her costume design work during this period, most notably with Dolly Parton.
Creating an Ornamental Jungle
Melding her knowledge of costume crafts and couture sewing techniques with the mystical beauty of birds is Stacia’s intent in creating Stacia Lang Feather Studio. The rich exoticism inherent in not only the physical features of birds, but also their private worlds and the lore we have created to understand those worlds, are intermingled in this space to create a fanciful Ornamental Jungle.
Maintaining an aviary in the studio is a special part of the experience. Stacia's chestnut-eared aracari, Chester (Chessie), is her constant companion and "Head of the Studio." He and tanagers, Mr. and Mrs. Honey Creeper, oversee production and inspire with their beauty and sweet jungle sounds.