Team Profiles

Mary Panayotou

Owner/Head of Production

Mary has been designing and producing costumes for over 50 years. She studied at Ball State University and the Goodman School of Drama and she opened the Chicago Costume Company in 1976.

Nicole Wilson

Production Manager

Nicole has been working in professional costume construction since 2004. She attained her BFA in costume construction at Emerson College in 2010. She has worked for such theatres as Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.R.T. at Harvard and The Goodman Theatre.

Lauren Buettner

Production Assistant

Lauren has been part of the Chicago Mascot Company team since the summer of 2016. She graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design and Product Development from Stephens College. She has been sewing her entire life and puts her skills to good use by making hands, tails, and other projects in the shop. Lauren thrives in busy environments that fuel her natural positive attitude for life. In her free time she enjoys listening to Jimmy Buffet, sweeping the floor and collecting Tupperware containers.

Momal Zia

Production Assistant

Momal has been at Chicago Mascot Company since September 2017. She obtained her Bachelor's in Fashion Design from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design in 2014. Momal’s attention to detail and accuracy while being creative is what makes her so unique. In her free time, she likes to travel, cook, follow incoming fashion trends, and learn about different cultures. Lastly, she loves to cook and organize her house when she is stressed out.

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