Such a great show to be a part of! Thank you Ken Shapkin for referring me for this job. And what a job it was! I came in to the job after the first quarter of the performance. Foam foam foam foam!! It was an epic costume build surrounded by laughter I tell ya! I was able to assist in the major reconstruction of a proto-type that was built days before.
After the major costume build was complete, I then transferred to breakdown of costumes for, at that point, 100 homeless/apocalyptic looking costumes.
Thank you Murdoch Mysteries and costume designer Linda Muir for trusting me to assist in designing and building a part of your Christmas Special. I am thoroughly proud and excited to work with such a strong team. It looked stunning, absolutely stunning.
I was contacted by costume designer, Linda Muir to design and create 4 Haida Warriors for their Christmas Special. I used artwork from Charles Edenshaw, a well respected Haida artist from Haida Gwaii. Each tunic is hand tooled and hand sewn from one piece of hide. I rented 9 cedar bark capes and recreated 4 large capes and embellished.
Thank you to the Paula Amos and family for trusting me, and renting your cedar bark capes. They are intact and looked absolutely fabulous. Thank you to Polly Mccarty for trusting me and renting 4 of your beautiful cedar bark hats, they were perfect. I appreciate every ones help in making it all happen.
I costume designed 21 drama sequences for this APTN/ZDF 8 x one-hour docudrama series based on the best-selling book by Charles C. Mann. The scenes are set in pre-contact Americas and shot in Peru, Mexico, USA and Canada in 2015.
Costumes built for the following indigenous tribes: Amazon, Anishnaabe, Artic/Inuit, Argentina, Aztec/Mayan/Yucatan, Blackfoot, Brazil, Cahokia, Chile, Clovis, Cree, Incan, Iroquois, Kwaguilth, Maidu, Nuuchahnulth, Peru, & Taos Pueblo
Custom creation and design for each vignette. Rentals from Western Costume Co., Universal Studios Costume Department, Costumes Period and ESpace.
Thursday, June 25, 2009: I will always remember the day Michael Jackson died. I was working with a fellow designer on a belt for the This Is It Tour and was scheduled for a fitting on that fateful day. BET contacted me to recreate his iconic pieces for their show on Sunday. Things went into full swing at 2:30 pm.
Friday, June 26, 2009: The zipper jacket is being created. The Remember the Time gold pieces are being constructed.
Saturday, June 27, 2009: The zipper jacket is done. The Remember the time outfit is being cut out.
Sunday, June 28, 2009: BET Award Show – live-television, LA Coliseum. The sequin socks are being finished, and the gold-lamé body suit is being constructed. Jamie Foxx’s suit gets altered minutes before he goes on-stage with Janet Jackson.
I recreated of the infamous zipper jacket, The Remember The Time video costume, the Billy Jean sequin slouch socks and tailoring a suit for host, Jamie Foxx. I made all these pieces in 3 days. It was exhausting, it was exhilarating, it was an honour.