Custom costumes for some of my favorite corporate ladies:)
McGrew Studios, 2019.
2017. Custom Costume for Dakota
Fans of the Royal Manticoran Navy and Honor Harrington Fan Association celebrate author David Weber’s detailed universe with specific uniforms. We tailored this one for Dakota in a beautiful wool with gold trim, piping and all his military insignia specific to his rank and character in this universe.
Victor V. asked us for a custom Pennywise costume for the premiere of IT, and this was a very cool project with some swell fabrics: Two colors of silk dupioni with great rouching and piping details all over the place, then garnished with wool yarn pom poms plus some great paisley trimmings and tassel fringe. His makeup is by one of the artists at the Fear Factory right here in Salt Lake. Victor tells us he will be resurrecting Pennywise when the IT sequel hits the theaters in 2019:)
Famous Photographer, Famous Daughter
A project that’s had 33 million views and counting as of January 2017.
When Jessica Alba, George Takei, and even the new Wonder Woman film director Patty Jenkins talk about your work, trust us, it’s pretty cool.
McGrew Studios and Josh Rossi Photography have wanted to work together on a project for several years, and at last we finally have!
The convergence of his daughter Nellee’s 3rd birthday, the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, Halloween 2016, plus the new Wonder Woman movie trailer all culminated in a personal project for Josh that hit viral status within just several days. As Josh told KSL TV in an interview at our studio, “All the trending buttons have been hit with both the timing and subject matter of his project,” (not to mention Full Time Photographer‘s original click-bait article title that waves a design and labor rate in readers’ faces).
Josh’s project has generated a BIG range of discussion, contention, admiration and even scorn– throughout comment threads on all the websites that have reposted the project or created their own new features about it.
At McGrews, we are naturally just agog at all this activity and very proud to have played our role in this fantastic project.
Some of the videos, articles and links:
Nellee is one cool, three-year old superhero!
Costume made by McGrews’ cartel members Jennifer McGrew with Diane Thompson, plus custom sword and shield by Randy Crit Killen. We love how great Josh’s photos make our work look:)
We made Nellee’s costume using several types of leathers along with worbla details, lacing, grommets and a variety of trimmings. We designed her leather bodice to be adjustable in the back as well as on the sides, because she will grow fast!
Her leather skirt pieces are sewn onto their own waistband which is attached under the bodice, and this whole element is alterable so it can also be adjused as she grows. Nelee’s armored spats lace up over her boots and should also endure two or more shoe-size increases. We made Nellee’s shoulder straps expandable, and for adjustability over time, plus created her pauldrons to slide on her straps.
Definitely as awesome as they sound.
Sometimes all a costume needs are the final detailed additions– in this case, new POCKETS!
Heroically, two pairs of khaki trousers sacrificed themselves to become the new pockets and dropseat we added to Bill’s existing coveralls. Now he is the essence of “Barf” from Mel Brooks’ hilarious Spaceballs film.
Thanks, Bill for having us make your new pockets and for sharing your photos.
May the schwartz be with you!
Photos: Mark Loertscher Photography
The lovely Bailey asked for a Mad Moxxi cosplay.
We custom built this one just for her. It features some very fitted tailoring, hand painted stripes, hand distressing, custom spats and details to match the famous Borderlands video game character. Photo: Robert Hirschi.
Mad Moxxi source image: Borderlandsthegame