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Alterations, Designing & Creating Costumes Testimonials 

What People Say About Yvon Ménard  


Wedding, Prom and Evening Wear Alterations

"Yet Again" Thanks for coming to our RESCUE!" Rhea & Nicole

"Thank you for the most beautiful dress I have ever worn…" Meghan Deere

"Thank you for making me look so good…" Pat Gray

"You made the dresses so fantastically beautiful." Maija

"Thank you for dressing us so magnificently" Moira Mikander-Forester


Designing & Creating Costumes

Quinte Arts Council

“Yvon Ménard​, Maker of Magnificent Costumes!  …the talented person behind some of the glorious costumes you see on stages of local theatre and dance companies…and historical re-enactments.  …local groups have benefited greatly from Yvon’s expressive personality, his talent for costume design and construction, and his generosity… Yvon’s costumes are extremely well constructed…a labour of love, a source of pride in each…requiring 30 to 80 hours on each costume … A skilled tailor whose business in Belleville is primarily alterations.” (The Umbrella, Quinte Arts Council)


Belleville Theatre Guild  (BTG)

 Yvon Ménard is working his magic with set décor” (South Pacific, 2010(Belleville Intellegencer)

“Let’s not forget the costumes.  When you think of the fabulous musicals that you’ve seen at The Belleville Theatre Guild over the years, one name always springs to mind, Yvon Ménard.  He designs and sews all of the wonderful gowns circa 1890 that are seen in this wonderous production.” (Hello Dolly, 2004) (The Community Press Qunite Ed., May 28, 2004)

 “Yvon designed and created the many exquisite pieces for the ladies in the rare, fine, fabrics and styles of the early 20’s.”  (Enchanted April, 2014) (Intelligencer 28 March 2014)

“There hasn’t been a night that the audience hasn’t commented on the beautiful costumes, and how right they are for the time period.  The ladies loved wearing them….” (Liz Marshall, Producer, Enchanted April)

Thank you for taking us back to 1922 one stich at a time. You make beautiful clothing art…You have helped us all travel through time…Thank you for making me look so goodYou made the dresses so fantastically beautiful. “   (Cast Members, Enchanted April)

You have given the production colour, shape and movement. The costumes are wonderful... Each costume adds something to their characters.” (Liz Marshall, Producer, Ring around The Moon)

Yvon Ménard​, costume designer, has created some wonderful circa 1890’s dresses and hats as well as period costumes for the men….”  (Hello Dolly, 2004) (Community Press Qunite Ed.,  June 11 2004)

You are a couturier extraordinaire, & I hope to have you dress me again…Your clothes made me live my part…Thank you for dressing us so magnificently…I could not have imagined costumes as amazing & incredible as the ones you create…in my wildest dreams I never could have imagined a more beautiful hat – every time I see it I fall in love with it - thank you!  Your creative vision and costumes are formidable”  (Cast Members, Hello Dolly, 2004)

"The 1930’s costumes by Yvon Ménard​ are fabulous” (Ring Around The Moon) (Intelligencer, 18 April 2003)

“You made our actors beautiful…Thank you for the most beautiful dress I have ever wornWhat a treat to wear your fabulous costumes… (Cast Members, Ring Around The Moon, 2003)


Awards: Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL)  John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming  (2013) Belleville Theatre Guild – Bedtime   (2008) Belleville Theatre Guild -On The Razzle,