Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Art school drop-out with way too many hobbies!
cyberlocks, dreadfalls, cosplay, costumes, jewellery, charm bracelets, glass beads, swarovski, dolls, clothing, drawing, charcoal, pen and ink, graphite, conte, sewing,disney
Skills and Techniques
drawing, sewing, charcoal, conte, graphite, pen and ink, craft foam, doll hair re-rooting, pattern modifications, synthetic dreadlocks, costuming
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Get to Know
I'm a former student of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, interested in creating my own business that allows me to do the things I love every day and connect people with awesome handmade fashion.
My main strengths right now are in making clothing, costumes and jewellery, drawing in conte, charcoal, pen and inks and graphite, and making dreadfalls or cyberlocks as some people call them.
The fixation with sewing began when I was about 11 or 12. My best friend and I wanted to dress up as Xena and Gabrielle for Halloween. As the blonde kid, I was to be Gabrielle. My mom bought me a green turtleneck and sewed some velour to the front, and wrapped a big sheet of stretchy fabric around my waist for the skirt. While it was more than many moms would do, it was still the biggest Halloween disappointment since that Michelle Pfeiffer cat woman costume that looked like a garbage bag. I nearly died of envy when I saw my friend's meticulously handmade pleather Xena costume. She exuded coolness. It was like seeing Xena in the flesh, only about three feet shorter and with a chakram made of a margerine lid wrapped in duct-tape. Awesome!
Using that hideous green velour, I began my sewing odyssey by trying to hand-sew clothes for my barbie dolls, and that was as far as I got until the later years of high school, when someone finally showed me how to follow a sewing pattern and thread a sewing machine!
After recreating many costumes with only photographs to go on, and working in fabric stores, I gained a wealth of knowledge about fabrics, notions and all sorts of products and techniques. I love making costumes based on films, video games and anime - historical patterns are another joy for me. Putting on those incredible clothes puts you in a whole new state of mind. The more challenging the design the more interesting I find the work. Right now I am in a Steampunk phase. I also love the Cyber-Goth aesthetic.
As an extension of my costuming hobby I got in to making jewellery about 3 years ago. I work with silver plated metals and glass beads, but occasionally gunmetal, brass, and copper tones sneak in.
Drawing is something I have been doing my entire life, and I look forward to uploading more examples of my work soon.
This costume is the wedding dress of Ashe Dalmasca from Final Fantasy 12 - All elements were interpreted from concept art and screen captures and translated into my own real-life version. The only element that was not 100% hand made is the bodice, which started it's life as a plain white store-bought bustier.
Back view of the Ashe Dalmasca dress, showing train, three-tier veil with hand-painting in 3-d fabric paint, hand-dyed feathers, 3-d craft foam danglers and a tulle bustle which includes wired ribbon and more hand-painting.
a photo of my studio
This is one of my all-time favorite creations - a hat worn by Astharoshe Asran in the Trinity Blood artbook. It was designed from scratch with illustrations for reference.