Custom thimble.
Custom thimble.

My hand painted leather & coin Super-Thimble is comfortable, durable, and fitted specifically for my finger.

"Boeing Boeing" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013
"Boeing Boeing" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013

Flight attendant and fashion hats made of buckram, fosshape, fabric, and straw braid.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

The White Witch's crown is made of wire, thermoplastic, and beads.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

Aslan's crown is hand sculpted out of fosshape.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

The White Witch's Bad Creatures are made of foam and fabric shapes built on top of athletic safety gear and custom-fit helmet bases. The modular sculptural pieces allow the base garments (spandex suits and knitwear) to be laundered regularly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

The Giant Rumblebuffin's stilt boots in progress. The removable foam boots are attached to the bottom of drywall stilts, with cutouts in the soles for safe stilt contact with the floor. 

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

Bad Creature Pig, Bull, and Hunchback heads, in progress. Made of lightweight foam built up from custom-fitted fosshape helmet bases.

Paper calla lily bouquet
Paper calla lily bouquet

Custom designed for a wedding, handmade of paper, wire, and beads.

Paper wedding bouquet.
Paper wedding bouquet.

Custom designed and handmade for a bride. Paper, wire, beads, found objects. Photo by Kruger Images.

Paper bouquet and pinwheels.
Paper bouquet and pinwheels.

Custom designed and handmade of paper, wire, and beads, for a summer picnic wedding.

Tree headdress, 2016
Tree headdress, 2016

Tree headdress for a seasonal window display at Butch Blum Seattle, representing Seattle Children's Theatre. Made of fosshape, faux flowers, and fabric/foam tangerines. Hand painted to match the existing costume.

"Elephant and Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015
"Elephant and Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015

Aviator style faux-suede hat with goggles for the Delivery Dog.

The Veggie Roger.
The Veggie Roger.

My hand-embroidered emblem for vegetarian piracy.

"I AM THAT" film, 2016
"I AM THAT" film, 2016

Hand painted Jaguar suit with fur headdress.

Baby-eating Zombie Hat.
Baby-eating Zombie Hat.

Custom made out of felt.

DOTA 2 International, 2016
DOTA 2 International, 2016

I worked as assistant to Annett Mateo, puppet master. We made muppet-style puppet versions of all of the casters at the event. The puppets are made of reticulated foam, fleece, and various structural materials in the hands and mouths. We altered and created clothing and accessories to fit the puppets.

DOTA 2 International, 2016
DOTA 2 International, 2016

Puppet hands and arms in progress. 

"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Pullman train porter and conductor hats, recreated based on research photos.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Mother Ginger's skirt hides 8 child dancers underneath, who exit and enter through the drawstring curtain "door" in the front. The skirt is approximately 10 feet wide, has 175 snap closures, and required 115 yards of blue hand-pleated trim. Photo by Angela Sterling.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Flower tiaras made from wire, metallic trim, synthetic crinoline, and Swarovski crystals.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Some process shots of building the Mother Ginger skirt. Team Mama G spent many weeks constructing the 10+ foot wide skirt over a two-part aluminum apparatus. The skirt floats freely above the ground via an adjustable custom harness on a stilt-wearing performer's waist and shoulders, weighs 60 pounds, and conceals 8 child dancers underneath. The entire thing is engineered to disassemble into several pieces for maintenance and storage.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Snow tiaras in progress. They are made from buckram, fabric, wire, crystal beads, and hotfix Swarovski crystals. 

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Arabian peacock skirt details: embroidered fabric eyes with tubular horsehair and sew-on crystals.

"Goodnight Moon" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015
"Goodnight Moon" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015

The Dish's hat is made of fosshape and painted to match the designer's own china set. 

"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014
"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014

Hand dipped silk scarves, ties, and pocket squares for 104 symphony musicians, in ombre acid dye. Designed by Michael Cepress.

"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014
"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014

Hand dyed silk scarves, ties, and pocket squares for 104 symphony musicians, in three colors of blue-green ombre. Designed by Michael Cepress.

"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014
"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014

The Angel's wings in progress. Sprung steel wire and fosshape, before paint and fabric. The wings are lightweight and have gentle, natural movement.

"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014
"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014

The Angel's wings coordinate with her dress and with a flying harness. Photo by Chris Bennion.

"Bo-Nita" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013
"Bo-Nita" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013

Bo-Nita's prosthetic burn scar armpiece is made of body-safe silicone.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007

This donkey mask for "Bottom" has puppet ears on wires that run down to the waist, which can be controlled by the actor for more expression. It's made of thermoplastic and faux fur. The inside is padded with foam and flannel for comfort and fit.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007

Bottom's donkey head mask. Photo by Casey A. Cass, University of Colorado Photo Department. 

RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013
RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013

Table dresses on casters for hors d'oeuvre servers.

RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013
RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013

Table dresses on casters for hors d'oeuvre servers.

"The Three Musketeers" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008
"The Three Musketeers" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008

Cavalier hats, leather sword rigging, and boot top modifications.

"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Six dancing duckling eggs that hatch on stage.

"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Six dancing duckling eggs that hatch onstage. The eggs are made of foam and have some visibility out of the spots. 

"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Dancing Duckling Eggs that hatch on stage. The soft foam eggs are built in two parts which can be fitted back together with a tongue-and-groove system with snap-tabs that release prior to breaking. The top part of the egg has handles, and the bottom part has a suspenders-harness to keep the egg on the body.

Headdress for "Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
Headdress for "Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

Bird Girl showgirl headdresses. Ostrich feathers, wire, and beaded trim on buckram bases.

"Bunnicula" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"Bunnicula" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

This Zombie Celery Stalk costume fit a 6 foot tall actor. It was able to bend in the middle for entrance and exit through refrigerator doors on set. 

"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Masks made of fosshape and paper-mache.

"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Mask in progress. Paper-mache over fosshape.

"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006
"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006

Caliban's costume was created from a layered collage of materials including fabrics, landscape erosion cloth, and painted scales made of milk jug plastic.

"I Am My Own Wife" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"I Am My Own Wife" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Custom lino cut block printed fabric for collar and cuffs, based on period research.

"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006
"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006

Four varied Hell Hound masks. The battery-powered lights in the eyes are shielded from the actor's own eyes, and the insides of the masks are padded for comfort.

"Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

The Cat's iconic hat and tie were created with fosshape and fabric.

"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010
"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010

Collar pieces made of felt. Designed by Michael Cepress.

"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010
"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010

Dancer skirts made of coat hangers and plastic grocery bags.

"Sylvia" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011
"Sylvia" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011

Sylvia the dog's cone collar is shaped specifically to fit a human head and neck while allowing visibility of face from the audience, and padded for the performer's comfort at the neckline.

"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Distressing treatment on a coat. 

"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013
"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013

Centaur in progress. The Centaur was made by sawing a fiberglass display pony statue in half, and building a secure waist harness with back padding onto the front end. The back legs were lifted for congruity with the actor's height, casters were added, and new shiny gold hooves were rebuilt over the casters. The tail matches the mane on the helmet. 

"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013
"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013

Centaur's helmet. The mane is made of sheer fabric edged with plastic filament for an airy, bouncy movement, with faux fur trim at the base, added to a mass-market plastic costume gladiator helmet.

Handmade baby shoes, 2012
Handmade baby shoes, 2012

Made of leather and felt scraps.

"Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Cow, Chicken, and Duck masks were sculpted in plasticine, cast into a negative plaster mould, and finally cast in liquid latex.

"A Christmas Story" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"A Christmas Story" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

Hoods and shoes for disgruntled teenage department store elves. The shoes are a custom ankle boot added on top of canvas sneakers.

"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012
"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012

Showgirl headdresses for Helen and Annie in the finale. Made of glitz fabric and ostrich feathers on a buckram base.

"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012
"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012

Airbrushed and hand-painted leopard-pattern spandex drag queen catsuit. Photo by Chris Bennion.

"Haroun and the Sea of Stories" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2002
"Haroun and the Sea of Stories" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2002

Fish heads with lips. Rubber bathing caps with fins made of liquid latex and plastic rods.

"Perseus Bayou (The Search for the Cajun Medusa)" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2004
"Perseus Bayou (The Search for the Cajun Medusa)" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2004

Alligator headpieces with battery-powered light-up eyes. Faux lizard-skin and paint over thermoplastic base.

A Seahorse Head
A Seahorse Head

Made of foam scraps.

"The Giver" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"The Giver" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

I dyed approximately 100 yards of linen the same color, which the entire show's costumes were cut from. Batch dyed with custom-mixed fiber reactive procion dyes.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008

Bottom's donkey headdress is built on a shoulder harness with thermoplastic mask (nose) piece and an openwork collage of natural and natural-looking materials.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008

Bottom's donkey headdress being removed on stage.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008

Snout's "Wall" shoulder piece is made of fiberglass and foam.

"Green Gables" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Green Gables" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Period shoe modifications to standard dance character shoes.

"The Quiltmaker's Gift" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"The Quiltmaker's Gift" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Bear head in progress.

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Hand felted mouse-eared hats for the entire cast.

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Wet felting process for mouse-eared hats made of merino wool roving.

"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

Dragon-man's headdress and shoes. The dragon head is made of fosshape covered with spandex, with sheer fabric and millinery wire wings, airbrushed. The shoes are built on top of standard split-sole jazz dance shoes.

"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

Dragon body with silicone/spandex scale texture treatment and airbrushing.

"Venus In Fur" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2014
"Venus In Fur" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2014

Recreation of a vintage fur stole with faux fur.

"Aladdin" at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 2011
"Aladdin" at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 2011

I supervised a team of 3 milliners building approximately 150 hats (mostly turbans) for this production.

"The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2014
"The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2014

The tailor bird's hat has "feathers" made of sheer fabrics layered and fringed with a wire and plastic filament spine.

"Hedda Gabler" at Intiman Theatre, 2012
"Hedda Gabler" at Intiman Theatre, 2012

Hand painted and ombre dyed dress for Hedda.

"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Pinecone hat made of fosshape.

"La Belle Hélène" at the Santa Fe Opera, 2003
"La Belle Hélène" at the Santa Fe Opera, 2003

A baldric made to look like the corner of a mattress.

"Attila" at Seattle Opera, 2012
"Attila" at Seattle Opera, 2012

Distressing treatment on garments.

"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

A turtle's backpack and neck scarf. The backpack is made of hand-dyed cotton canvas.

"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

A snail's backpack, with space for a hidden bowler hat inside.

"Of Mice and Men" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011
"Of Mice and Men" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011

Distressing treatment on all garments in the show.

"boom" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008
"boom" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008

The narrator's found object collage neckpiece.

"Clybourne Park" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"Clybourne Park" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Fake pregnancy belly made of latex foam, spandex, and plastic. 

"Red" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"Red" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Rothko and Ken's paint distressed clothes. 

Custom thimble.
"Boeing Boeing" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016
Paper calla lily bouquet
Paper wedding bouquet.
Paper bouquet and pinwheels.
Tree headdress, 2016
"Elephant and Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015
The Veggie Roger.
"I AM THAT" film, 2016
Baby-eating Zombie Hat.
DOTA 2 International, 2016
DOTA 2 International, 2016
"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015
"Goodnight Moon" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015
"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014
"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014
"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014
"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014
"Bo-Nita" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007
RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013
RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013
"The Three Musketeers" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008
"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
Headdress for "Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"Bunnicula" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006
"I Am My Own Wife" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006
"Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010
"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010
"Sylvia" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011
"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013
"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013
Handmade baby shoes, 2012
"Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"A Christmas Story" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006
"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012
"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012
"Haroun and the Sea of Stories" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2002
"Perseus Bayou (The Search for the Cajun Medusa)" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2004
A Seahorse Head
"The Giver" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008
"Green Gables" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"The Quiltmaker's Gift" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007
"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"Venus In Fur" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2014
"Aladdin" at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 2011
"The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2014
"Hedda Gabler" at Intiman Theatre, 2012
"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005
"La Belle Hélène" at the Santa Fe Opera, 2003
"Attila" at Seattle Opera, 2012
"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008
"Of Mice and Men" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011
"boom" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008
"Clybourne Park" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
"Red" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012
Custom thimble.

My hand painted leather & coin Super-Thimble is comfortable, durable, and fitted specifically for my finger.

"Boeing Boeing" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013

Flight attendant and fashion hats made of buckram, fosshape, fabric, and straw braid.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

The White Witch's crown is made of wire, thermoplastic, and beads.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

Aslan's crown is hand sculpted out of fosshape.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

The White Witch's Bad Creatures are made of foam and fabric shapes built on top of athletic safety gear and custom-fit helmet bases. The modular sculptural pieces allow the base garments (spandex suits and knitwear) to be laundered regularly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

The Giant Rumblebuffin's stilt boots in progress. The removable foam boots are attached to the bottom of drywall stilts, with cutouts in the soles for safe stilt contact with the floor. 

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2016

Bad Creature Pig, Bull, and Hunchback heads, in progress. Made of lightweight foam built up from custom-fitted fosshape helmet bases.

Paper calla lily bouquet

Custom designed for a wedding, handmade of paper, wire, and beads.

Paper wedding bouquet.

Custom designed and handmade for a bride. Paper, wire, beads, found objects. Photo by Kruger Images.

Paper bouquet and pinwheels.

Custom designed and handmade of paper, wire, and beads, for a summer picnic wedding.

Tree headdress, 2016

Tree headdress for a seasonal window display at Butch Blum Seattle, representing Seattle Children's Theatre. Made of fosshape, faux flowers, and fabric/foam tangerines. Hand painted to match the existing costume.

"Elephant and Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015

Aviator style faux-suede hat with goggles for the Delivery Dog.

The Veggie Roger.

My hand-embroidered emblem for vegetarian piracy.

"I AM THAT" film, 2016

Hand painted Jaguar suit with fur headdress.

Baby-eating Zombie Hat.

Custom made out of felt.

DOTA 2 International, 2016

I worked as assistant to Annett Mateo, puppet master. We made muppet-style puppet versions of all of the casters at the event. The puppets are made of reticulated foam, fleece, and various structural materials in the hands and mouths. We altered and created clothing and accessories to fit the puppets.

DOTA 2 International, 2016

Puppet hands and arms in progress. 

"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Pullman train porter and conductor hats, recreated based on research photos.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Mother Ginger's skirt hides 8 child dancers underneath, who exit and enter through the drawstring curtain "door" in the front. The skirt is approximately 10 feet wide, has 175 snap closures, and required 115 yards of blue hand-pleated trim. Photo by Angela Sterling.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Flower tiaras made from wire, metallic trim, synthetic crinoline, and Swarovski crystals.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Some process shots of building the Mother Ginger skirt. Team Mama G spent many weeks constructing the 10+ foot wide skirt over a two-part aluminum apparatus. The skirt floats freely above the ground via an adjustable custom harness on a stilt-wearing performer's waist and shoulders, weighs 60 pounds, and conceals 8 child dancers underneath. The entire thing is engineered to disassemble into several pieces for maintenance and storage.

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Snow tiaras in progress. They are made from buckram, fabric, wire, crystal beads, and hotfix Swarovski crystals. 

"The Nutcracker" at Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2015

Arabian peacock skirt details: embroidered fabric eyes with tubular horsehair and sew-on crystals.

"Goodnight Moon" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2015

The Dish's hat is made of fosshape and painted to match the designer's own china set. 

"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014

Hand dipped silk scarves, ties, and pocket squares for 104 symphony musicians, in ombre acid dye. Designed by Michael Cepress.

"Become Ocean" for Seattle Symphony, Spring for Music Festival, Carnegie Hall 2014

Hand dyed silk scarves, ties, and pocket squares for 104 symphony musicians, in three colors of blue-green ombre. Designed by Michael Cepress.

"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014

The Angel's wings in progress. Sprung steel wire and fosshape, before paint and fabric. The wings are lightweight and have gentle, natural movement.

"Angels In America" at Intiman Theatre, 2014

The Angel's wings coordinate with her dress and with a flying harness. Photo by Chris Bennion.

"Bo-Nita" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013

Bo-Nita's prosthetic burn scar armpiece is made of body-safe silicone.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007

This donkey mask for "Bottom" has puppet ears on wires that run down to the waist, which can be controlled by the actor for more expression. It's made of thermoplastic and faux fur. The inside is padded with foam and flannel for comfort and fit.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2007

Bottom's donkey head mask. Photo by Casey A. Cass, University of Colorado Photo Department. 

RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013

Table dresses on casters for hors d'oeuvre servers.

RETA Convention, Bellevue WA, 2013

Table dresses on casters for hors d'oeuvre servers.

"The Three Musketeers" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008

Cavalier hats, leather sword rigging, and boot top modifications.

"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Six dancing duckling eggs that hatch on stage.

"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Six dancing duckling eggs that hatch onstage. The eggs are made of foam and have some visibility out of the spots. 

"Honk!" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Dancing Duckling Eggs that hatch on stage. The soft foam eggs are built in two parts which can be fitted back together with a tongue-and-groove system with snap-tabs that release prior to breaking. The top part of the egg has handles, and the bottom part has a suspenders-harness to keep the egg on the body.

Headdress for "Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

Bird Girl showgirl headdresses. Ostrich feathers, wire, and beaded trim on buckram bases.

"Bunnicula" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

This Zombie Celery Stalk costume fit a 6 foot tall actor. It was able to bend in the middle for entrance and exit through refrigerator doors on set. 

"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Masks made of fosshape and paper-mache.

"Hana's Suitcase" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Mask in progress. Paper-mache over fosshape.

"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006

Caliban's costume was created from a layered collage of materials including fabrics, landscape erosion cloth, and painted scales made of milk jug plastic.

"I Am My Own Wife" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Custom lino cut block printed fabric for collar and cuffs, based on period research.

"The Tempest" at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 2006

Four varied Hell Hound masks. The battery-powered lights in the eyes are shielded from the actor's own eyes, and the insides of the masks are padded for comfort.

"Seussical" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

The Cat's iconic hat and tie were created with fosshape and fabric.

"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010

Collar pieces made of felt. Designed by Michael Cepress.

"3Seasons" for Whim W'Him, 2010

Dancer skirts made of coat hangers and plastic grocery bags.

"Sylvia" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011

Sylvia the dog's cone collar is shaped specifically to fit a human head and neck while allowing visibility of face from the audience, and padded for the performer's comfort at the neckline.

"Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Distressing treatment on a coat. 

"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013

Centaur in progress. The Centaur was made by sawing a fiberglass display pony statue in half, and building a secure waist harness with back padding onto the front end. The back legs were lifted for congruity with the actor's height, casters were added, and new shiny gold hooves were rebuilt over the casters. The tail matches the mane on the helmet. 

"Xanadu" at Village Theatre, 2013

Centaur's helmet. The mane is made of sheer fabric edged with plastic filament for an airy, bouncy movement, with faux fur trim at the base, added to a mass-market plastic costume gladiator helmet.

Handmade baby shoes, 2012

Made of leather and felt scraps.

"Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Cow, Chicken, and Duck masks were sculpted in plasticine, cast into a negative plaster mould, and finally cast in liquid latex.

"A Christmas Story" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2006

Hoods and shoes for disgruntled teenage department store elves. The shoes are a custom ankle boot added on top of canvas sneakers.

"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012

Showgirl headdresses for Helen and Annie in the finale. Made of glitz fabric and ostrich feathers on a buckram base.

"Miracle!" at Intiman Theatre, 2012

Airbrushed and hand-painted leopard-pattern spandex drag queen catsuit. Photo by Chris Bennion.

"Haroun and the Sea of Stories" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2002

Fish heads with lips. Rubber bathing caps with fins made of liquid latex and plastic rods.

"Perseus Bayou (The Search for the Cajun Medusa)" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2004

Alligator headpieces with battery-powered light-up eyes. Faux lizard-skin and paint over thermoplastic base.

A Seahorse Head

Made of foam scraps.

"The Giver" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

I dyed approximately 100 yards of linen the same color, which the entire show's costumes were cut from. Batch dyed with custom-mixed fiber reactive procion dyes.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008

Bottom's donkey headdress is built on a shoulder harness with thermoplastic mask (nose) piece and an openwork collage of natural and natural-looking materials.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008

Bottom's donkey headdress being removed on stage.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American Players Theatre, 2008

Snout's "Wall" shoulder piece is made of fiberglass and foam.

"Green Gables" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Period shoe modifications to standard dance character shoes.

"The Quiltmaker's Gift" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Bear head in progress.

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Hand felted mouse-eared hats for the entire cast.

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2007

Wet felting process for mouse-eared hats made of merino wool roving.

"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

Dragon-man's headdress and shoes. The dragon head is made of fosshape covered with spandex, with sheer fabric and millinery wire wings, airbrushed. The shoes are built on top of standard split-sole jazz dance shoes.

"Sleeping Beauty" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

Dragon body with silicone/spandex scale texture treatment and airbrushing.

"Venus In Fur" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2014

Recreation of a vintage fur stole with faux fur.

"Aladdin" at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 2011

I supervised a team of 3 milliners building approximately 150 hats (mostly turbans) for this production.

"The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" at Seattle Children's Theatre, 2014

The tailor bird's hat has "feathers" made of sheer fabrics layered and fringed with a wire and plastic filament spine.

"Hedda Gabler" at Intiman Theatre, 2012

Hand painted and ombre dyed dress for Hedda.

"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2005

Pinecone hat made of fosshape.

"La Belle Hélène" at the Santa Fe Opera, 2003

A baldric made to look like the corner of a mattress.

"Attila" at Seattle Opera, 2012

Distressing treatment on garments.

"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

A turtle's backpack and neck scarf. The backpack is made of hand-dyed cotton canvas.

"A Year with Frog and Toad" at First Stage Children's Theatre, 2008

A snail's backpack, with space for a hidden bowler hat inside.

"Of Mice and Men" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011

Distressing treatment on all garments in the show.

"boom" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2008

The narrator's found object collage neckpiece.

"Clybourne Park" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Fake pregnancy belly made of latex foam, spandex, and plastic. 

"Red" at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2012

Rothko and Ken's paint distressed clothes. 

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