Erin Slattery Black is a costume designer, maker, stylist and entrepreneur. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Theatre and Education from Marquette University. Erin has costumed such celebrities as Antonio Banderas, Justin Timberlake, Kermit the Frog and Big Bird. Her career has included costuming for theatre, television, film and opera, as well as corporate and commercial styling work. Erin has worked extensively with the Jim Henson Company, where she served as costume designer for Sesame Street and the Netflix original series, Julie’s Greenroom, with Julie Andrews. Her work can be seen in the movie Spy Kids as well as on Broadway in The Lion King and Willy Wonka. Erin lives in New York City with her husband and four children. In addition to her work as a costume designer, Erin is the CEO of Lyla Tov Monsters, a plush toy company she founded with her husband and oldest daughter.
Lyla Tov Monsters are plush monsters designed by a 3 year old Lyla Black, to be protector's of a good night's sleep. With a Lyla Too ("Good Night" in Hebrew) Monster in your life, you will never have to worry about "scary" monsters lurking in your closet or under your bed! A single snuggle from your Lyla Tov Monster can ward off the most frightening of dreams to make you feel safe and secure in the comfort of your bedroom. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Lyla Tov Monsters will be donated to a children's charity to ensure that children the world over might have a better night's sleep.