Costumes

Lamia Costume

Lamia Costume

The Lamia costume was based on an Ancient Greek myth. Lamia was a beautiful queen of Lybia who became a child-eating deamon.  
Purple Batik Costume

Purple Batik Costume

The purple batik costume was created for the wonderful dancer Lyza Chthonia . The beautiful fabric is accentuated with bugle beads to really make it sparkle, picking out the paisley patterns. The edging on the belt was attached using a technique called...
Zia Inspired Costume

Zia Inspired Costume

The Zia costume was inspired by the character Zia from Bastion.  
Cream Tribal Fusion Costume

Cream Tribal Fusion Costume

Tribal Fusion Costume designed with the inspiration of combining a sandy desert feel with the tribal fusion look.
Egyptian Baladi Dress

Egyptian Baladi Dress

I was drawn to create this dress through my interest in ancient egypt and all wondrous treasures found within the tombs of the pharaohs. The beaded neckline draws a lot of inspiration from ancient egyptian styles but with modern twists in the cut away...
Gothic Lolita Belly Dance Costume

Gothic Lolita Belly Dance Costume

I created the Gothic Lolita costume to reflect a somewhat dark piece of music that I had chosen to perform to. I started with looking at images of lolita style costumes and started to design around that theme. The costume came together really well,...
Jed's Shirt

Jed's Shirt

Jed's Shirt was designed to be worn for drumming performances. The trims and style were chosen to fit the middle eastern theme of the music without being too glitzy.
Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep

This design was built around an interpretation of Little Bo-Peep in which the sheep are symbolic of losing and finding a dream. The bodice was hand-woven from strips of chiffon and the tail woven using sheep fleece.
Lyza Tribal Fusion

Lyza Tribal Fusion

Tribal Fusion Costume using beautiful brassy coloured Kuchi coins and chain.
Tribal Burlesque

Tribal Burlesque

Combining the styles of tribal belly dance and modern burlesque, this costume was built by hand- sewing 100’s of sequins, beads and authentic Middle-Eastern coins on to an adapted bra and handmade belt.
Claire McCardell Costume

Claire McCardell Costume

Based on the work of influential fashion designer Claire McCardell; the pattern for this tartan wool piece was drawn from scratch and created to be everyday wear.
Summer Wedding Dress

Summer Wedding Dress

Created to reflect the moods of summer, this piece applies a card-making technique known as ‘teabag folding’ to fabric. Each of the flowers were hand-gathered and distressed to give them a worn look.
Burlesque Costume

Burlesque Costume

Designed to complement Samantha Chaplin’s Post- Modern Burlesque Terrace at the Malvern Spring Gardens show 2009. influenced by cabaret and striptease, this costume echoes the curves of the garden and its flora.
The Snow Queen Costume

The Snow Queen Costume

An exagerrated silhouette designed to represent The Snow Queen’s persona was used in this costume which includes a faux fur jacket, dress and wire-supported collar. a weathered effect was created by using a heat gun to distress parts of the train. ...
Angel Costume

Angel Costume

Inspired by Thierry Mugler’s Angel perfume this costume was created from fabric scraps and a large, clear PVC crinoline, all built in a short timespan.
Blue Motif Dress

Blue Motif Dress

An entirely hand-stitched, reconstructed dress designed to recreate the feel of a fairytale princess.
Christmas Cape

Christmas Cape

Reversible Christmas cape with applique and fur on one side and rustic sacking on the other. The notes around the edges of both sides are the tunes to Christmas songs.
Yarn Tribal Fusion Costume

Yarn Tribal Fusion Costume

An introduction to belly dance costume design, the adornments - including coins, yarns and wings - are the focus of this piece.
American Civil War Costume

American Civil War Costume

The result of a four week project to create a conceptual wedding dress for The King and I’s anna, this design includes a crinoline, overskirt and corseted bodice. 
Woodland Fairy

Woodland Fairy

Beginning life as a plain green dress and upcycled with organza godets, hand-embellishments and wired wings, this experiment in deconstruction and reconstruction creates a mystical, handcrafted feel.
Vanity Fair Belly Dance Costume Trio

Vanity Fair Belly Dance Costume Trio

The gold and black costume is the centerpiece of a set of three costumes inspired by an Eastern dance scene from the 2004 film Vanity Fair. accompanying accessories including earrings and a necklace were created to complement the piece. The red and...

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