Commission: Traversing History

Project director and photographer: Marla Bishop

Make-up artists: Kat Winslade and Camila Cufré

Costumes: Connor Coulson

Models:

Nic Färgglad
Erin Delaney
Jasper Storm
Luciano Spadoni
Connor Coulson

 

This was an unusual project, I was approached by Marla, a photography student who had an ambitious photoshoot that they needed costumes for. The concept was androgynous reinterpretations of various periods in history, I love history and I have a fascination with androgyny, so I was keen. In total there were fifteen costumes, I was assigned these five pre-20th century periods and one futuristic one. Marla gave me rough idea of what they wanted but I had a lot of creative freedom and they were happy with these initial illustrations you see below. It was an intense project, very little budget and very little time, but such is the life of a costumer and I was up to the challenge. I only had one fitting with the models and it was one week before the shoot, I was sewing right up until the minute some of these costumes were photographed. But I always meet a deadline!

I enjoyed this collaboration, Marla is a talented photographer and they assembled a fine team of make-up artists and models. I can now say my work has been on display in a gallery now too. Continue reading “Commission: Traversing History”

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In which I discuss cave paintings and Zeta Reticuli, and my pop filter decides to let me down for some reason (sorry about that).

Footnotes:

  • Big thank you to my good friend and amazing research assistant, Steph Cullingford for the information on cave paintings. She is also a talented costume designer, check out her website here: http://stephaniecullingfo.wixsite.com/egraphsen
  • Creepy hands (Illuminati confirmed?)

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Night at the Museum- Ahkemnrah Redesign

20429682_1466410200079150_2725686685727947544_nI love the Night at the Museum films and I also love Ancient Egypt, so naturally I was inspired to reinterpret Ahkmenrah’s costume. The goal was to be as historically accurate as possible while still being recognisable.

This took me a couple of months just to research, turns out there’s not a lot of information on clothing from 4,000 years ago. I’m still uncertain of how certain pieces are supposed to be constructed but this is essentially as accurate as possible given the available information. The costume in the film isn’t too far from reality, though it’s evident they were more inspired by Yul Brynner in the Ten Commandments.