Dragon*Con 2015

avengers, Cosplay, costume, costuming, creative, design, disney, disney bound, disneybounding, dragoncon, everyday wear, hawkeye, lesliekay, marvel, of sorts, wardrobe

Labor Day Weekend, I was lucky enough to attend Dragon*Con 2015 as Hawkeye from The Avengers. I went in my DisneyBound attire. For those of you who don’t know, DisneyBounding is when you use your every day clothes to symbolise characters without spending tons of money on pieces you may never use again. I love doing it (started by Lesliekay, totally not my idea- find her on Tumblr or Instagram!)

First, I bought a bow and some arrows from Party City and spray painted them black. I tried to make a small quiver, but the odds were not in my favour so I left that piece unused. Then I picked up some accessories like a black hair flower, Paisley-esque tights, and combat boots to complete the look. Throw on my arrow earrings and faux-arrowhead necklace and Hawkeye was ready to go!

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Had to throw in my “I love arrows” pose!

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“Fauxlove” Video

costume, costuming, craft, diy, do it yourself, fauxlove, film, Goddess, greek, music, music video, phillmysoul, setlife, wardrobe

Back in June (oh man, so long ago, oops), I was commissioned by a friend to make a toga for a music video he was working on for Phillmysoul. I readily agreed, as it had been a while since I was able to sink my teeth into something creative, and I love a challenge. I had never made anything from a racy like that before but I figured why not try.

I began my crafting at Hobby Lobby, buying the fabric. I bought two types, one cotton and one more flexible and flowing to allow for a more ethereal feel to the dress. I also acquired gold accessories to add some colour to the costume.

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I met with the actress who would be wearing the dress and got her fitted for both pieces. Since white is so see-thru, I decided to layer the cotton as a tube dress under the flowing material for texture.

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Over the next two days, I was able to take all the measurements and pinning I did to put together the dress. I used elastic in the tube dress to keep it in place, then assembled the gold belt and over toga, including the slit for the belt. That way, the sleeve was more of a wing, giving more ability for motion and flow to the actress.

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Below is the final product in action!

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The music video is online, “Fauxlove” by Phillmysoul. I only have a private link, but you can Google search and find it on the Instagram of the artist.

“Holden On”

90s style, costume, costume design, costuming, drama, drug dependency, film, high school, mental disorder, narrative film, production life, real life, set life, slice of life, true story, wardrobe, wardrobe assistant

It has been quite a while- my apologizes, I was invited to work on a film and, of course, had to say yes! A month put into pre- and production, and it was worth it every day.

The movie is titled “Holden On.” It’s based on the true story of Holden Layfield and how his life is changed while dealing with schizophrenia and drug dependency. The film was well done and should turn out to be a beautiful work.

I worked in Wardrobe(obviously) as the Wardrobe Assistant/ (unofficial) Set Costumer. While there were a few bumps here and there, overall it was a wonderful experience. I also met a few locals, so hopefully more work will come my way? **fingerscrossed**

Anyway! Here are some pics from the set! (Possibly more to come later.)

 

 

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Music Video Shoot

cabin, casual, costume, costume design, costuming, design, film, music video, narrative film, overnight shoot, production life, set dressing, set life, student project, wardrobe

This past weekend, I was asked to do Wardrobe/Set Decoration for a music video shooting in northern Georgia. It wasn’t a paying gig, but there was reimbursement and the opportunity to work with some people I’ve worked with before (a few of the cast and crew from “Pool Party”- great people). I purchased a lot of the props, such as art supplies, a stool, kitchen tools and dining ware, sand, and food items for the shoot. I also acquired a black skin suit for one of the actors- luckily, we were shooting before Halloween 🙂

The set was at a cabin in north Georgia, fairly remote and difficult to get to (narrow roads are not my friends!), but a perfect setting for the video. The cast and crew worked well together, everyone got along, and the finished product is on the way. From what the dailies looked like, the completed project will be stunning. Below are some pictures I took of the set decorating process, mostly for continuity purposes, and my eye making process for the skin suit.

 

 

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The Last Rescue

costume, costume design, costuming, film, military, movie trailer, narrative film, set life, trailer, wardrobe, World War II, WWII

“The Last Rescue” trailer

Hey all! The trailer for the World War II movie I worked on last year is online. I was the Costume Supervisor/Set Costumer. It was one of the best cast and crew collaborations I could have been selected to work on. I’m desperate to get back out there!

Click the link above, check it out, and enjoy!