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Costume for feminist Hallowe'en party

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I am an artist with a passion for fashion and costume design.  I am an experienced and accomplished person, but a more newly-minted “creative.” I have learned to write an erudite artist’s statement at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), but it boils down to this:

I like to make things.  Especially out of fabric with thread.  Apparently I am a “bricoleur,” which means I use odd stuff that I find and change it into something else.  And I am very interested in how people signal things about themselves through the clothes they wear. I am also interested in sustainability, which I express in my life and in my blog.

I am inspired by music, by dance, by text, by film and by observing people.  I have done costumes for a punk rock dance group for their performance at Slutwalk on the Mall in Washington, and I have worked on period costumes for opera. I like that range.

I enjoy creative collaborations, so do let me know if you have an idea for a project that involves fabric.  And is perhaps a bit over the top.  Or non-conventional.  Or thoughtful. Or something else.  My contact information is above on the left.