Monday, September 27, 2010

Amazing Custom Halloween Costumes!!!!!

Bloody Crow. Photo by Elizabeth Raab.

I am making custom Halloween costumes this year for a very special deal! I am making costumes for men, women and children. Adults costumes start at $100 and children's costumes will start at $50. I have made all kinds of gorgeous costumes in the past and am capable of making you a costume for anything you could possibly imagine. I also have a great imagination and am happy to work with you to help come up with the perfect thing for you to be for Halloween this year.

Please feel free to email me with any inquiries at I suggest placing your order asap, as October is just around the corner, and is bound to be busy! This special price will only be available through October 9th. Starting October 10th I will be charging my normal rate for Halloween costumes.

Here are some samples of Halloween and other costumes I have made in the past. There are many more on my website.

Bloody Swan. Photo by Elizabeth Raab

Giant Bloody Cunt, my costume last year.

Narcissister in Siamese Dress. Photo by Jonathon Murphy.

Max-Where the Wild Things Are.

Pheasant. Photo by Bethany Antikajian.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Narcissister in Papusza Couture at Bloody Mary

Although I was to busy to attend, I was happy to learn that Narcissister performed in the Marie Antoinette style couture costume gown I created for her at Susanne Bartsch's new party, Bloody Mary. See pics below from the performance at the party, as well as Narcissister in the gown at my show in New Faux in April.

Above: Narcissister at Bloody Mary (photo from Scallywag & Vagabond). Below: Narcissister in New Faux in April (photo by Jon Murphy).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Papusza Couture in NY Daily News

Thanks to dear friend/costumer/stylist/amazing person Jeff Strudivant Papusza seagull and mink taxidermy stole/skirt appeared a centerfold in NY Daily News yesterday (worn as stole). The garment was used in the wardrobe for the vampire film The Blood Junkies, which is what the article in the Daily News was featuring. It's always fun to see Papusza pieces in the papers, especially when it's for vampire flicks!

See the centerfold below. Papusza worn is on the right page, far left, and can also be seen several other places in the photos.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Sea of Moon; Photos by Ali Scarpulla. An Ode to Iceland.

Those of you who have been following my work for more then a year know all about my experience at "Iceland Fashion Week." It was exactly one year ago that I found myself in the depth of it-and the waters were chaotic. I won't get into the who, when, where or what's of it here. I'm saving the indulgences of my full story for close personal friends and people from the press-although someday, if I ever write a book about all the bizarre things that have occurred in my life, the Iceland FW story will very likely be included.

In the meantime, feel free to read the blog I wrote upon returning from the odd-and slightly traumatic-trip here. You should also check out Bill Van Meter's artile for New York Magazine-which is the most accurate coverage of what actually went down last September in Iceland. Also, please note that I am quoted as wanting to "barf on my face five times" in the article-which is really something I said and, in hindsight, quite hilarious.

Those of you who know me well know about my obsession with Iceland, from the time that I was a very young girl. You also might know about how incredibly broken up and upset I was upon returning from "IFW" last fall. It was one of the most difficult times of my creative career-while also being one the most important learning experiences I have ever had as an artist. I grew very emotionally attached to the collection that I made to show there, but unfortunately was not able to. That being said, the past year has provided me with a handful of wonderful opportunities to show and talk about the story behind the collection, entitled Oceania Etherea-inspired by the birds that I dreamt lived at the bottom of the ocean around the beautiful land of glaciers of lava rocks that look like moons.

I yearned for Iceland when I was child, before I really even understood what it was. As an adult and an artist through my early 20's I always said that going to Iceland was the number one priority on my list of places I had to go in life. I lived the dream, and it was not what I expected. Yet being there, experiencing the light of the North, seeing the land, feeling the sun so high in the sky, smelling the air from that sea... it made me understand Iceland really was a home to my spirit, in a way that no other place ever will be. Even after living the dream, turned nightmare, I yearn for this beautiful land made of fire, ice, sky and sea.

A few weeks back I was given the opportunity to shoot some pieces from the Oceania Etherea collection with amazing photographer Ali Scarpulla, and muse model Mika Jones. The photos came out surreal, and painted a sliver of a vivid picture of the dream that I had initially hoped Iceland would be. Seeing them, and remembering, I can finally say the Iceland debacle has finally come full circle. I think I need to go back though, but just for fun this time...

Above; photo of me taken by Rachel, last September in Iceland on the rocks outside the "Church of Wishes."