Category Archives: Tailoring

Custom Clerical Vestments

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:

239-243: Jared Anderson – An Academic Introduction to the New Testament

https://allevents.in/provo/jared-anderson-secular-thought-in-religious-practice/1756068798019318

 

 

Some 2018 construction process pics: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juno, Wife of Jupiter: Custom Costume for USU’s Ludi Romani Games

Goddess Juno Costume- USU’s Ludi Romani games

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. 

Frances Titchener appeared as the goddess Juno in the 2016 Ludi Romani games hosted by Classics. Alumna Teri Gee portrays Venus, a role she will recreate this year as well. Juno’s sacred animal was the peacock, which is reflected in Titchener‚Äôs goddess robes. Photo: USU.edu

Custom Sock Mascot: Observepoint

Utah-based analytics and marketing giant OBSERVEPOINT knows how to make convention attendees remember their brand.

 

 

Observepoint gives their booth guests custom printed socks! — that’s right– custom printed socks that you can wear, in a variety of dye sublimation printed designs — (instead of shoving logo-laden thumb drives into their visitors’ hands like every other booth does).  It’s a really ingenious marketing idea and was right up our alley as a design project. 

 

They asked us to create an 8ft tall custom sock mascot using their javascript design (one that’s full of easter eggs, employee nicknames and inside jokes – so we’re told).  We patterned then built the giant sock from polyethelene foam and had their print design enlarged 700 times into custom dye-sub fabric from which we made its outside cover.  Lightweight and comfy, this mascot’s face and arm holes allow their rep to have a great time interacting with booth visitors.

 

Our thanks to Observepoint Field Marketing Manager: Trachelle Tanner.

 

Adobe Summit March 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

 

https://www.observepoint.com/mobile-analytics-summit/confirmation/

Our OP sock mascot was a hit at #adobesummit ūüĎŹ Here he is alongside our VIP party winner. We're already looking forward to Adobe Summit in 2019!

Posted by ObservePoint on Monday, April 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

CFO SUPERHERO: PLURALSIGHT

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-

 

 

Cape pleating-

 

 

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-

Custom 18th Century Dress: Filmed in Utah Awards Show

A promotional three-piece gown, created and worn to present the award for best costume design at the 2nd Annual Filmed in Utah Awards Show, 2013.

With little more than a week to build, its value (with the pannier) is about 5k. The least costly parts of this dress are its fabrics, mostly imported synthetics. My pals helped me fit, hem and hand-finish so we could get this done in time.

Asked to present that year’s award for best costumes in front of hundreds of people, I couldn’t simply head to Macy’s or Nordstrom to look for any old dress.

 

 

With Marlys Miller-Fladeland and her daughter.

 

On display for a time in our shop’s front parlour. Pierpont Avenue location.

 

Inspiration.
Pages from the Chronicles of Western Fashion.  John Peacock , Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1991.
Costumes 1775-1780. pp 136-137

In our shop we refer to this book as “the bible”.¬† It’s one of our most used texts. We often hand it to clients, asking them to describe the silhouette and details of costumes they want by picking elements out of the lineup. It’s a great book. Its illustrations detail changes in silhouette and ornamentation in a decade-by-decade progression.

 

Dear friend and dressing helper, backstage, Brent.

With actor Danny James.

Being accosted by James Christian Morris.

With the radiant, brilliant Jennifer Sommers.

 

With voiceover talent Brenda Myers.

 

With artist Timm Paxton.

 

 

Backstage at the Grand Theater, with hair and makeup genius Amber Pearson.

 

Final fitting in the shop.

Brittany Babb and Melissa Welinsky mark my front hem while I hold the yardstick.


Temporary white lacing in the final fitting.

Ready to mark the hem, standing on the cutting table.

Sleeves developed. Shown here on a dress dummy along with a vest I was making for another client, over a wonderful necktie kilt made by Melissa Welinsky.  An interesting outfit.

 

Jennifer Sommers, adjusting the straps inside the pannier, pulling them in tighter to create a wider, flatter pannier profile.

 

 

Bodice fitting. Many thanks to Jean Hunnisett, author of Period Costume for Stage and Screen, for wonderful recipes, construction details, research and period patterns in your books- a treasured part of my library.

 

In the beginning: Merely a big collage of fabrics that look swell together.

 

Custom Futuristic Costumes: Pluralsight video and Pluralsight Live 2017

Meet “Zero” and “One,” Pluralsight’s “future people”.

Appearing in the stunning video (above) shown during Pluralsight Live’s opening session, the branded mascots then appeared 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.

 

‘Future People’ concept art: Pluralsight’s Adam Gunn

 

Prior to all the paint and color that doused them during the filming… One and Zero in their snappy new white future suits.

 

Initial paint splash on the costumes. Model Phillip Istomin gets some great air on that paint while smashing the ceramic container with a white sledgehammer. Model Alexis Chanel calmly observes.

 

A ‘before’ and ‘after’ set of custom costumes in the shop. All ready to head to the Grand America Hotel for Pluralsight Live

Custom Rock & Roll Tribute Dresses: The Cramps

To celebrate its 28th anniversary, SLUG Magazine staged a fashion show featuring 28 designers, 28 models, plus hair and makeup by The Paul Mitchell School of Salt Lake City and Ogden as well as the Taylor Andrews Academy.

Jen McGrew was assigned the year 2009 and created a tribute dress to *The Cramps*. Their lead singer, Lux Interior, died in 2009, appearing on SLUG’s March cover of that year. ¬†Rest in peace, LUX! Old rockers like us still miss you:(

 

 

The dress is a custom cincher with a basque and tutu of custom dye sublimation-printed fabric featuring The Cramps’ logo and artwork from their first album, “Bad Music for Bad People”. Custom, cute sequined bikini bottoms and removable veil are icing on this delightful cake. Modeled by the lovely Yazmine Tatiana @MermaidNymora , with makeup by @cakefacedeez , we are very proud of these show-stoppers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much to Angela Brown and everyone on the SLUG Magazine crew, all the designers, models, makeup and hair artists, DJ’s and Robert Hyrum Hirschi for the wonderful pics here.

 

Nice article with pics about SLUG’s 28th anniversary fashion show here: http://www.slugmag.com/‚Ķ/slug-28th-anniversary-fashion-show/

 

Congratulations SLUG and here’s to 28 more!

Custom Carnivale Costumes: Rio De Janeiro

 

Custom costume for a 2017 client, vacation bound for Carnivale in Rio De Janero.

Modeled here for us by the lovely Yaz, with photos by Chris Blackburn Photography.

 

Couture bra and belt, pheasant feathers, goose biots and many, many hours of hand beading on a fantastic model = one beautiful vision.

All the tall feathers are insertable and secure, but also removable so ALL items can pack flat for safe travel and storage.

 

 

 

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HMA (Hide My Ass) Commercial Costume Design: Chamber Media

Many good, innocent people lost their clothes in this fun commercial that underscores how vulnerable you are whenever using unprotected public wi-fi. For client, HMA (Hide My Ass) app.

 

Thank you to KJMagnetics, a great resource for the rare-earth, neodymium magnets we used in our effects. Thank you also to props wiz Wray Featherstone- your off-camera choreography made the execution of all our breakaway wardrobe possible. Turns out, too, that saving all our metal corset stay ends and bits for all those years was essential. Awesome concept, crew and content:) Thank you,  Chamber Media!

 

Ad Stuffed With Nudity and Shaved Back Hair Makes a More Serious Point About Wifi Security

“Butt Bumper” Commercial Costume and Props Design: FiftyFilms

We built and installed the visual joke that sells¬†The Advocates’ message in FiftyFilms’ hilarious 2015 commercial.

 

 

 

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McGrews’ production designer Hraefn Wulfson vacu-formed a real bumper several times, laminated all the pulls together, then attached them to a custom wooden frame.

After some choice rumpling, primer and some chrome paint, he treated the tail lights to some fun effects as well – – one broken and one flashing- akin to how your own car’s tail lights would be after an accident.

 

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Costume designer Jen with¬†actress Cherie wearing a corset¬†(underneath her blouse). Two specialty plastic gun holster clips sewn to the corset’s back hold the bumper’s strap in place, as Cherie does her grocery shopping, knocking¬†merchandise off the shelves.

 

The commercial’s unmistakable message: Some accidents just follow you around and keep causing trouble unless¬†your lawyers are The Advocates!

 

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Our thanks to everyone on the FiftyFilms production crew. This was a fun design challenge plus a most entertaining shoot that kept us constantly laughing:)