Shawna Trpcic, a renowned Emmy-nominated costume designer celebrated for her work on prominent series such as “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” and “Ahsoka,” has died at the age of 56.
Trpcic career included being a vital member of the Star Wars/Lucasfilm family, as well as an esteemed part of the community of costume designers and the Costume Designers Guild. Her agent, Tim Kressman, fondly remembered her as both a dear friend and a dream client to work with.
Who was Shawna Trpcic?
Born on October 18, 1966, in Artesia, California, Shawna Trpcic’s journey to becoming a celebrated costume designer took shape after initially considering a career as a truck driver in high school. However, her passion for art was ignited by an inspiring art teacher, leading her to pursue a path as an artist. She further honed her skills at Otis College of Art and Design, specializing in fashion and gaining valuable experience working with Bob Mackie’s team during her senior year.
Trpcic’s career as a costume designer began to take off in 1990, marking the start of a remarkable journey in the world of entertainment.
Shawna Trpcic’s significant contributions to Lucasfilm productions began in 2019 when she became a pivotal part of the second season of “The Mandalorian.” Her talent and dedication extended to “The Book of Boba Fett” and the most recent project, “Ahsoka.” Her impeccable costume design work brought depth and authenticity to the characters and worlds of these iconic series.
Among her notable achievements were Emmy nominations for her work on “The Mandalorian,” “Boba Fett,” and, most recently, the third season of “The Mandalorian.” She was also honored with a Costume Designers Guild Award for her outstanding contributions to “Boba Fett.”
Cause of death
Trpcic’s sudden demise, due to an unknown cause, occurred in Palm Desert, leaving behind a legacy of creative brilliance.