About the Owner



Ingrid Helton is currently the Costume Director for the San Diego Opera. She has been a professional costume maker & Costume Designer for 40 years. She has worked for the San Diego Opera, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and the San Diego Repertory Theatre, to name a few. Ingrid has been a Shop Manager, Designer, Tailor and Draper. Her costumes have been seen on Broadway, in regional theatres and in opera houses throughout the United States.


To support ongoing efforts in protecting essential workers during Covid-19, Ingrid and a team of nine theatre artisans have turned to making masks to donate to Salud Para La Gentea free clinic in Watsonville, CA that primarily offers healthcare to farmworkers living and working on California’s Central Coast.

In addition, Ingrid is selling handmade Cotton Face Masks and has started production of Transparent Lip Reading Masks.


Click the links below to read more about the work Ingrid has been doing. 

Costume Stitchers Creating Special Face Mask for the Lip Reading Community


Local women designing transparent masks to help the deaf communicate 


Face Masks with Windows Mean More Than Smiles to Deaf People


San Diego Artists Helping Stop the Spread - The Ghost Light Series



All masks are handmade in San Diego, California. Your purchase supports local theatre artisans.