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When I was a little girl, I won a Halloween costume contest in an awesome upcycled/recycled/thrifted/handmade Miss Piggy costume. I have such fond memories of that day, and such pride in that outfit that proclaimed my favorite character.

Ten years later or so, I went through that painful adolescent period of "trying to fit in" and I was miserable. Always striving to conform to someone else's idea of cool and keeping my own passions deep inside. I am lucky that that period passed, and as an adult I realized that I was never happier than when my outer appearance made a proclamation about who I really am.

Today, I love to robe myself in costumes, and even seemingly "normal" things like nail polish often have a geeky bent. There's just no point in living if it's not FUN, am i right?

Oh, and the other…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 27
  • Joined April 14, 2011

Favorite materials

canvas, fabric, felt, metals, ribbons, paint, beads, copper rings

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About

When I was a little girl, I won a Halloween costume contest in an awesome upcycled/recycled/thrifted/handmade Miss Piggy costume. I have such fond memories of that day, and such pride in that outfit that proclaimed my favorite character.

Ten years later or so, I went through that painful adolescent period of "trying to fit in" and I was miserable. Always striving to conform to someone else's idea of cool and keeping my own passions deep inside. I am lucky that that period passed, and as an adult I realized that I was never happier than when my outer appearance made a proclamation about who I really am.

Today, I love to robe myself in costumes, and even seemingly "normal" things like nail polish often have a geeky bent. There's just no point in living if it's not FUN, am i right?

Oh, and the other part of that costume - the made-with-scraps part? I didn't forget about that. Another of my passions is creative re-use - finding ways to save scraps from the trash. (I'm so glad that most of the creative world on the internet is the same!)

I work mostly with what I personally like, and if you raided my house, you'd find a lot of duplicates that I've made for myself! So there's definitely a certain style that will emerge. But don't let that turn you off - if you're looking for something with my design but your sense of style, you're at the right place. I am always willing to work with you on a custom order.

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