Custom costumes for some of my favorite corporate ladies:)
McGrew Studios, 2019.
Fantastic, fun build for thinkwebstore.com ‘s client, Spartan Mosquito.
A custom mosquito mascot, custom Spartan tunics and capes plus a dead mosquito prop.
Custom welded internal framework and fittings with polyethylene foam, fabrics, vinyl, Worbla, 3D printed and vacuum formed parts plus cool lighting effects!
Unimpressed with the mosquito costume offerings out there in the wild, Bryan Carter of ThinkWebStore came to us. Discussions resulted in an agreement to create an oversize, realistic but definitely xenomorphic critter that would enthrall onlookers at its live convention performances plus Spartan Mosquito’s fun online videos.
Many thanks to Bryan Carter for hiring us and for your fantastic marketing idea that juxtaposes against the typical landscape. It’s brilliant.
National hardware conventions are typically about tile, plumbing and home improvement products. They rarely, if ever, are costume-focused events. ThinkWebStore’s parade of great looking models in custom Spartan garb and weapons, escorting their big captured mosquito around the convention floor is a sight that no one can ever forget!
The Spartan Mosquito Eradicator product itself is ingenious and supplies have been pre-sold out for months. Check it out: https://spartanmosquito.com/mosquito-control/
A BIG 2019 project for us involving the team effort and mighty
talents of Hraefn Wulfson, Crit Killen, Isaac Doubek, Carolyn Richardson, Uptown Embroidery and Jennifer McGrew
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.
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:)
We built custom costumes for Young Living’s jousters, squires AND horses in this fantastic project.
This is the DGY (David Gary Young) Jousting Team of Young Living Farm in Mona, Utah, and they are amazing.
The open, lattice-like costumes for the horses are called caparisons and their face shields are called chamfrons. We’ve created these with leather cut-work and inlay, embellished with decorative metal pieces, rivets and crystals.
We built the horse gear using chrome-tanned leathers backed with synthetic Rhino Cloth for extra weight, durability and resistance to wear and mildew. Each horse echoes its jouster’s colors and sometimes his or her coat of arms, as in the case of Jacob Young’s dragons in black and red.
The word caparison originates from the 1585–95 Middle French caparasson (now caparaçon) and the Old Spanish caparazón, akin to capa or cape.
We made jousters’ sleeveless surcotes from black bison hide. Each of these tunics laces up its sides and has specialty leather inlay as well as hardware and rivets in either gold or silver.
Our design/build team for this was a big one- our shop’s principle staff with additional stitchers and craftspeople jobbing in. A great project to make such fantastic looks for DGY.
DGY’s armor in these photos is by Valentine Armouries in Las Vegas, NV.
Visit the Young Living farm events page for more info about jousting dates.
Our thanks to HeadnHome for the leather cavalier hats. These are beautifully made and you were wonderful to work with:)
Our thanks to Liz Davies, Young Living‘s Director of Farm Events. Our team loved working with yours. We look forward to more creative design as your production grows.
Thank you to Robert Hirschi and David A. Boyd for your photos here:)
The beauty of steampunk fashion, enhanced by the beauty of hair and makeup design genius, Amber Pearson.
McGrew Studios’ custom corset, Zouave jacket, skirt, tap pants and detachable bustle.
custom patterned and fit in brocade and moire’ over coutil with 24 steel stays plus lacing stays in the center back
bolero development front
bolero development back
on display, at Salt Lake City’s Absinthe Parlour Salon
Custom clerical vestments for charismatic minister, Jared Anderson.
Jared is one of those super smart, compassionate and completely charismatic people who makes you reflect in fun ways on your life’s transcendent values and the world around you. We adore him.
See these to learn more about Jared and his ministry:
Some 2018 construction process pics: