a mini & main costume for three performances utilizing reclaimed dresses and jackets in colourways specific to their characters. the mini costume was designed to be worn alone or with the main costume layered on top.
reclaimed wedding dress altered from size 6 to 10 and shortened in the front. additional/detachable bustle made with tulle layer from another wedding dress and remnant sheer from the shortening, utilizing a very old woven sailor's belt as the waist fastener.
invited to a week of creation and experiments, with 11 circus performers from all over the world, as costumier-in-residence. utilizing old parachutes, sheer curtains and found textile remnants, costumes were created in an ad hoc studio, to suit the apparatus and abilities of each performer. 5 days. 11+ costumes. 2 performances.
circus sessions is an experimental circus residency that takes place yearly in ontario.
commissioned felted merino wool cap with soft heat. deconstructed old heating pad became the soft heating element, arranged and zigzag stitched across cap. fit designed specifically to relieve pain on one side of head and jaw.