Shauna Trebcheck, the Emmy-nominated costume designer who greatly influenced the looks of Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” and “Ahsoka,” has died. She was 56 years old.
Trpcic’s death was confirmed via the Fashion Designers Guild. “It is with great sadness that we inform you that several Emmy-nominated and CDG Award-winning costume designers have unexpectedly passed away,” the guild wrote on Instagram. “Shauna was one of Hollywood’s premier sci-fi costume designers – a creative force, a trusted collaborator, and an all-around fun person to her friends and colleagues. She was a beloved member of the Star Wars/Lucasfilm family, as well as the costume designer community and the Costume Designers Guild.”
Earlier this year, Trpcic received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costume for her work on The Mandalorian. In an interview with diverse, Trpcic talked about her work building costumes within the Star Wars universe. Her approach has always been to serve the masses. “The Mandalorian” was about finding a way to honor the aesthetic and “give back” to the fandom, while finding ways to bring uniqueness to its characters. She hid details in costume Easter eggs, a tradition she began in season two. But before all that, it started with the script. “I imagine myself there, in every scene, as a character or a warrior, and what I would do in each situation,” Trpcic said.
Trpcic was born on October 18, 1966 in Artesia, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. She has accumulated over 47 television and film credits to her name. She began her work as a costume designer on the movie “Mom” in 1990, and then went on to work in the costume department on films such as “What Lies Beneath” and “Red Shoes Diaries.”
Trpcic, a die-hard “Star Wars” fan, first joined the series during the second season of “The Mandalorian.” I continued to work on “The Book of Boba Fett” and more recently “Ahsoka.”
“The Mandalorian” executive producer Jon Favreau and “Ahsoka” showrunner Dave Filoni praised Trpcic’s contribution to the Star Wars universe.
In a post on starwars.com“Shauna had a deep love and appreciation for Star Wars,” Filoni wrote. “You could see that in every job she did with us. She loved everything about being a part of these stories, including connecting with fans and being part of this community. I feel like she was “Always a part of Star Wars. Her costumes tell a story, giving a nod to a life experience that happened before cameras. I loved collaborating with Shauna, and I will miss her presence.”
“Her creativity brought this world to life,” Favreau added. “She will be greatly missed as a friend and colleague.”
Ming Wa-nin who worked with Trpcic on “The Book of Boba Fett” I remembered the fashion designer and wrote“, “She was always there for her actors. Her designs helped us tell stories and establish characters. She worked tirelessly, passionately and with a wonderful sense of humour. We had a great time together.”
Industrial, Light and Magic shared the honor across Social media page and books“ILM is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague, Emmy Award-nominated costume designer Shauna Trebcheck. Shauna had an incredible career spanning over three decades and was the visionary behind some of the most iconic costumes in #TheMandalorian, #TheBookofBobaFett, and #Ahsoka She will be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult time.
Trpcic has received three Emmy Award nominations and won two Costume Designers Guild Awards for Excellence in Science Fiction/Fantasy Television.
Survivors include a son, Joseph, and a daughter, Sarah. a Go finance me A fundraiser has been set up to help her family.
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