Melissa’s vintage treasure needed some help. Hraefn Wulfson restored and repainted her beloved Mr. Peanut costume and now her family can enjoy him for generations!
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:)
Classics’ Ludi Romani Games, a 20-Year Tradition, Casts Alumni as Roman Gods
Thursday, Apr. 05, 2018
A fun costume we made in 2012 for Utah State University Classics professor, Francis Titchener.
Pluralsight’s popular Chief Revenue Officer, Joe DiBartolomeo.
On stage in Florida at their January 2018 sales kickoff event-
Concept art: Adam Gunn, Pluralsight Creative Director.
Fitting day: Joe and Adam at Pluralsight’s Kaysville, Utah offices-
A base-layer batman suit, about to be cannibalized/customized-
Custom dye sub printed fabric in Pluralsight’s orange-to-pink gradient, fashioned into a superhero cape-
More custom dye sub fabric-
Prepping lighting elements for Joe’s chest piece-
Ready now for color change on its outer gasket-
Prepping chest feature with binding around circumference and velcro mounting surface-
Meet “Zero” and “One,” Pluralsight’s “future people”.
Appearing first in the stunning video (above) shown during Pluralsight Live’s opening session, they then arrived in person periodically throughout all three days of the event, intriguing and mingling with enthusiastic conference goers.
A full spectrum of colors enhanced the actors’ first set of costumes. A series of creative in-camera effects captured actors Phillip Istomin and Alexis Chanel being doused with paints and powders during the high frame-rate filming.
A great team includes the creators of the Pluralsight promo video, JMills Entertainment. Art direction and marketing by Adam Gunn, John Jensen and their colleagues at Pluralsight. Two sets of identical costumes for Zero and One custom built by Jennifer McGrew with Kelly Hawthorne. Behind-the-scenes shots of the video shoot by Dee and Cory. Live performance scheduling logistics at the Grand America by Webb Event Production and the lovely Xenia Maritsas. On-location wardrobe tech and dressing by Jennifer McGrew.
Pluralsight Live User Conference, Salt Lake’s Grand America Hotel, Sept 19-21, 2017.
Holy tap-dancing elves!
In 2015 we made a bunch of custom elf boots plus some elf SPATS for Ohio production and costume designer Inda Blatch-Geib. She designed the new production, Kris Kringle the Musical, which premiered Friday, December 4th 2015 in Olmsted Falls.
Thank you Inda for giving McGrews a nice shout out in The Akron Beacon Journal http://www.ohio.com/entertainment/kerry-clawson/kris-kringle-is-a-rich-magical-world-of-color-texture-for-akron-costume-designer-1.643784
These stage production pics are from http://www.kriskringlethemusical.com/photos.html
The lead dancer’s wearing elf boots. The rest are SPATS worn over their tap shoes!
Great assistant and good helper elf, Peri C. showing off our hard work!!
A visitor is unexpectedly asked to model some boots in progress-
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