Monday, September 22, 2014

Winged Horse Brooch and Emblem of the Fire Brand and Crescent Moon. Parts of my Karigan cosplay, I sculpted both first from poly clay, then cast them in resin and painted them to achieve a metallic look. Both have pins on the back allowing them to be removed and adjusted. The winged horse is worn on either the jacket or shirt, and the emblem is on the messenger back.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Karigan G’ladheon from the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain. Designed based off of the novel descriptions and cover art, historical clothing of the 1790s which roughly matches descriptions in the novels, and my own creative choices. Everything except the belt and shoes was made by me. The jacket hood is detachable, and the jacket has two pockets in the lining. The shirt has button cuffs and hand embroidered detail on the sleeve. The pants have patch pockets on the back, a hidden pocket in the front, and a flap front. The saber and dagger were made using foam core, pvc, poly clay, and paper mache.

A quick cosplay of Mabel Pines from the Gravity Falls episode “Land Before Swine," worn on Saturday of Dragon*Con 2014. The sweater was decorated with rhinestones, sequin, and a sequin and glitter disco ball applique. I also covered a plain plastic headband with yellow fabric to match the headband worn in the episode.

12th century based Anglo-Norman bliaut and underdress in action, modeled by myself. The underdress is white, cotton broadcloth with cotton gauze facings on the neck and sleeves. The bliaut is sky blue, cotton sateen with burgundy, cotton broadcloth neck facing and sleeve lining. The facings of both were finished by hand, and the sleeves of the underdress are hand embroidered. The gold details of the belt were also embroidered by hand. This garb was made in two weeks (the embroidery took the most time) and worn to the Royal University of Meridies on July 19, 2014. Linen would have been a more period accurate fabric, but, with time and budget considerations, cotton was the best substitute as a comfortable, breathable, and machine washable fabric.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A simple lined, pleather messenger bag made up of scraps in approximately three hours. Measures 13.5” H x 10” W x 3” D, specifically made to fit my wallet, phone, notebook, and water bottle without being bulky. I have decoration for the flap planned, but I’m holding off until other current projects are finished since those and this bag are part of an ensemble for Dragon Con, and the other pieces are more important at the moment.

Monday, August 11, 2014

12th century based Anglo-Norman bliaut and underdress. The underdress is white, cotton broadcloth with cotton gauze facings on the neck and sleeves. The bliaut is sky blue, cotton sateen with burgundy, cotton broadcloth neck facing and sleeve lining. The facings of both were finished by hand, and the sleeves of the underdress are hand embroidered. The gold details of the belt were also embroidered by hand. This garb was made in two weeks (the embroidery took the most time) and worn to the Royal University of Meridies on July 19, 2014. Linen would have been a more period accurate fabric, but, with time and budget considerations, cotton was the best substitute as a comfortable, breathable, and machine washable fabric.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Design Studio 2
The class was assigned to create a costume design concept for that was given no specifications or limitations for design. The only requirements were that we were to render for six characters using Photoshop.

Midsummer takes two groups with reputations for power, the Athenians and the Fair Folk, and shows them in ridiculous situations. From this idea, I designed the costumes to be beautiful and serious, rather than comic, to let the humor in the actions and situations of the characters stand out. I based the Athenians’ costumes on historic Greek but with unrealistic elements such as giving the workers pants and non-historic draped tunics. The fairies were inspired by mythic creatures of nature that appear to come from the earth itself. The more powerful these creatures are, the more like humans they appear. The lesser fairies have draped outfits that seem to have been made from moss, cobwebs, and other natural materials. The King and Queen have structured garments to contrast with the draping of the Greeks. They too seem to have been made from nature, but are more refined and constructed.


The Road Weeps, The Well Runs DryPrint Cotton Overdye

The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry
Print Cotton Overdye

Ti-Jean and His Brothers - Fall 2013 - Cricket Vest, Gorget, and Skirt
Draping, fitting, patterning, and completion.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Starting from the second week of January, I acted as an assistant to the costume designer Yao Chen for the 2014 Spring Dance Concert at USF. My work included communicating with the dancers about fitting schedules, attending costume fittings, adapting to the organization culture of the costume shop, varied costume construction tasks, and outlining and communicating tasks for the run crew.


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