I was excited to work on Earthbound as the costume designer because I am a science fiction fan. The kataginu were the base inspiration for my design concept. To me they have always seemed a bit space age. I worked in metallic fabrics to give the piece an old school sci-fi feel. It was a joy to incorporate little pieces of sci-fi lore into the piece. I was able to represent Star Trek, Star Wars, and Call of Cthulhu. Tarō Kaja and Jirō Kaja became the red shirts. The mon (logos) for each character were pulled from Star Wars, Cthulhu, and a piece of fabric specific to our teachers’ company. Placed with the magnificent scenery, the piece came together as its own science fiction adventure.
– Hannah Schauer