Saturday, January 20

Fourth-year Asian American studies student Justine Banal has been dancing hip-hop since she was in eighth grade. Banal, who struggles with depression, said rehearsals can be a therapeutic outlet of expression and that dance serves as a means for her to maintain her mental health, as it provides her relief from the stresses of everyday life. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year Asian American studies student Justine Banal has been dancing hip-hop since she was in eighth grade. Banal, who struggles with depression, said rehearsals can be a therapeutic outlet of expression and that dance serves as a means for her to maintain her mental health, as it provides her relief from the stresses of everyday life. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

"Trojan Barbie," inspired by Euripides' classic "The Trojan Women," features a primarily female cast of UCLA students who re-enact the travesty of war across various eras. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)
"Trojan Barbie," inspired by Euripides' classic "The Trojan Women," features a primarily female cast of UCLA students who re-enact the travesty of war across various eras. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Kaylin Riebli, a second-year theater student, kept a creepy doll from the set of one of the past productions she designed costumes for. She said she tries to incorporate psychology into the makeup and costumes of the characters. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Theater student crafts symbolism into stage costume design

Kaylin Riebli discovered her love for costume design while crafting her first grade Halloween witch ensemble. When she was a child, the second-year theater student bought Halloween costumes with her mother and customized them until they became her own creations, changing the color of the buckles on a leprechaun outfit or the texture of a witch’s broom. Read more...

Kaylin Riebli, a second-year theater student, kept a creepy doll from the set of one of the past productions she designed costumes for. She said she tries to incorporate psychology into the makeup and costumes of the characters. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)