Angela Clayton is an 18-year-old costume designer from Long Island, New York. She started to take sewing as hobby at 15 when she got interested in cosplay. Soon she updated her work to more historical and fantasy-inspired gowns. And for now, she just outgrew the cosplay and focus more on original designs. As Clayton said, “I realized I was a lot more interested in making things I found visually pleasing than making costumes of characters I liked. Once I tried making costumes outside of cosplay I was completely won over.” It is also worthy mentioning that the majority of her sewing skills are self-taught. Clayton also tried to share her sewing experience on her tumblr blog and youtube channel.
These are not pictures from sci-fi movies, these amazing costumes are actually hand made by Alexander Schlesier in his spare-time. Without any commercial purpose, these stunning looking steampunk works were created only because of Alexander’s passion. Using only authentic materials, such as old leather, steel, brass, copper, wood and glass, Alexander made these steampuck costumes with screws instead of glue. Since there are no plastic parts inside, sometimes the costumes are pretty heavy, like the below one which weight almost 90lbs!
Not sure how the first professional photography of newborn looks like for most parents. For some parents, taking photos of their newborn is as important as showing their interest or desire. Hence, we have below 23 adorable photography of baby who are dressed as characters from our favorite fantasy and sci-fi movies, books and TV shows. Star War or Super hero? Robin Hood or Peter Pan? You are the parents, you make the call. But be sure your baby is comfortable with all those dressing. After all, baby is most important!
Baby Princess Leia [source]
For almost five years, UK based photographer Kirsty Mitchell has been creating one spectacular portrait after another for her enchanting Wonderland series which is part tribute, part conceptual photography, part exploration of costume and set design. So far, she has created sixty-nine pictures in this collection and soon this whole series will end. The whole project is inspired by the memory of the photographer’s late mother who shared fairy tales with Mitchell when she was a child. Making use of her background in fashion design and costume making, everything you see in Mitchell’s photos from the costumes to the sets have been sewn, painted, glued, and assembled completely by hand. Thanks to the filmmaker Richard Wakefield of FX Media, we will be able to enjoy the behind-the-scenes videos which record just how time-consuming and skill needed for each of her final shoots. And a full length documentary about the whole project which will be released online probably by March next year.