Ogden-Weber Applied Technical College was the first trade-tech school in Utah to develop a branded mascot to promote its educational mission and programs.
Robert Hirschi, multimedia journalist for the Salt Lake Tribune, created a behind-the-scenes account of some of the steps in this creative process as well as the people behind it. Interviewed are OWATC creative directors Brock Porter and Jenny Everson, plus costume maker Jen McGrew with Katrina Kirkland-Cornia. The documentary details the mascot from concept to realized costume for a performer to wear at job fairs, parades, etc.
2002, Salt Lake Tribune archived servers.
Executive production, production design and costume design for Flight From Shadow-
Glamour, Made to Order
Inspired by a Vivienne Westwood design, this ensemble showcases custom panniers on a fitted basque, a petite corseted bodice with an additional side zipper plus a cool hair fascinator by Melissa Welinsky. Not shown here are the custom rouched briefs we also made out of the same great plaid taffeta.
Pageant costumes need to be unique and stunning because prizes, money, scholarships and fame are all at stake in these competitions.
We wanted to show you this particular example from 2011 that our client commissioned for her talent number – because she is a champion bagpiper.
No further explanation necessary. So awesome.
Are we in Narnia now?
The McGrew Studios’ 2010 remodel began with a gutting of its entire storefront. This remarkable re-imagining of our meeting space by designer Hraefn Wulfson included unique custom fixtures made of wood, metals, fabrics and other materials by highly skilled artisans, creating a steampunk flavored fantasy room.
The technical skills, contributions and sheer labor of so many talented friends and clients converged in our new front parlour space. It is virtually a salon, where on any given day you might meet politicians, rock stars, producers, poets, professors and others who stop in to say hello.
We invite you in to say hello as well.
Another pic from the archives…. custom costumes of these two iconic musical theater / film characters.
For him we made a custom double-breasted vest, high waisted trousers, coat and accessories. For her a custom chemise, corset, skirt and accessories. Private clients.
Custom corset combining wool plaid, nylon rip-stop, antique buckles, 20 steel stays and metal zipper. This performer asked us to create some steampunk future-fitting for her existing look at the popular Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Thanksgiving Point. Gie it laldy!
Custom headless horseman costume we created for Rocky Mountain Outfitters’ Haunted Wagon Rides attraction, 2014.
We designed it so each of the pieces are each individually made for easy care and washing/drycleaning. The horseman’s head/neck apparatus itself weighs less than a pound. Great for visibility, safety and maneuverability.
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