my costumes

Superheroes | Princesses | Villains | Cosplay | Weddings | History | Pirates | Vintage | Fairies | Corsets | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Vampires | Lord of the Rings | Tudor | Victorian | Regency | Civil War | Outlander | Fashion | Halloween

I'm a little behind on photographing the costumes but I'll post the new pictures as soon as I have them ready.

Jasmine Cosplay by David SussmanPrincess Jasmine

by Heidi  • 2018

Photo by David Sussman

Venture Brothers Dr Mrs the Monarch by David Sussman Dr Mrs The Monarch and The Monarch

by Heidi and Scott  • 2017

Dragon Con 2017 Venture Brothers Cosplay. Photo by David Sussman, 2018

Wonder Woman wonder woman

by Heidi  • 2017

Two different versions of this costume; one classic, and one with leggings.

Jane AustenJedi Storyteller

2017 • by Heidi  •  Simplicity 5840

This is another costume for The Fairy Tale Teller, who hosts a monthy storytime for children.

Jane AustenJane Austen

by Heidi  •  2009

This Regency era muslin gown was made from Simplicity pattern 4055.

cruella costumethe Sea Witch

by Heidi  • October 2016

"I admit that in the past I've been a nasty They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch... "

cruella costumeSteampunk Poison Ivy

by Heidi  • October 2016

The super villainess gets a neo-Victorian makeover.

cruella costumethe Dognapper

by Heidi  • October 2016

"If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will... Cruella... Cruella Deville!"

futurama leelafuturama's Leela & Fry

by Heidi  • 2014 - 2016

We finished this couples' costume just in time for Dragon Con 2016.

futurama leelathe Fairy Tale Teller

by Heidi  • 2016

A steampunk character based on Regency menswear. I used a vintage pattern from 1921 for this outfit.

the princess army

by Heidi  • 2015 - 2016

These fairy tale characters appear monthly at Fairy Tale Storytime (a children's event). So far, I've made outfits for Princess Ana & the Snow Queen, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, Brave, Tinkerbelle, and Maid Marian.

Snow Queen Costume Elsa Frozen Dress Gown Beauty and the Beast Gown Maid marian fairy tinker bell Brave Costume Princess Gown Brave Costume Princess Gown Snow Queen Costume Elsa Frozen Dress Gown

Mr Mrs Jellyfish Costumes mr. and mrs. jellyfish

by Scott  • 2014

A fun cosplay for dragon con's night at the aquarium. The otters loved us, so I feel like this was a success!

Star Trek Uniformsstar trek TOS uniforms

by Heidi  • 2015

These dresses are based on Simplicity 8028. We wore them to Dragon Con 2015

Tudor simplicity 2589 2621 Anne Boleyn anne boleyn, tudor costume

by Heidi  • 2010 - 2014

Simplicity 2589 and Simplicity 2621. Black and silver Tudor gown with corset, farthingale, and French hood.

Tudor Gown Simplicity 2589tudor gown, earth tones

by Heidi  • 2009

Pattern: Simplicity 2589

wedding gown LOTR wedding gown

by Heidi  • 2010 • Simplicity 9891

a Lord of the Rings inspired wedding gown

civil war couples costumecivil war couple

by Heidi 2010  •  McCall's 5132  • Simplicity 9769 • McCall's 4745

On him: a (somewhat inaccurate) Yankee Uniform. On her: a cream muslin day dress over period underpinings.

Regency Gown in Black & Green Simplicity 4055regency gown, black

by Heidi  • Simplicity 4055

Just the thing to wear to a winter ball at Pemberly.

regency gown white muslin simplicity 4055regency gown, white muslin

by Heidi  • Simplicity 4055

Perfect for afternoon tea with Jane Austen.

Neo-Victorian Costume Mina Harkersimplicity 4244 (black)

by Heidi • Simplicity 4244  • 2009

This was a costume commission with some interesting modifications to the pattern requested by the client. There is a dress diary for this costume.

Neo-Victorian Costume Mina Harkervictorian vampire

by Heidi • Simplicity 4244  • 2007

I made this dress as a Halloween costume; I planned to go as "Mina Harker" from the classic book Dracula. There is a short dress diary for this costume.

butterick 5209 TimeTravelCostumes1950's satin LBD

by Heidi  • Butterick 5209

more photos coming soon! thanks for your patience.

vampire prom queen 1980s timetravelcostumesblack & white 80s prom

by Heidi  • commissioned

more photos coming soon! thanks for your patience

Fergie Wedding Gown Costumefergie wedding gown

by Heidi  • commissioned

A historically inspired reconstruction of the 1980's wedding gown worn by Duchess "Fergie."

Monarch Henchman Costume Cosplay Venture Brothersa Monarch Henchman

by Heidi  • commissioned

Venture Brothers cosplay

Endless Death the endless

by Heidi  • 2004

A group cosplay based on Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman." Character costumes include Death, Dream, Desire, Destiny, Delirium. Photos by David Oke.

photos by iphotograf outlander

by Heidi  • Simplicity 8855 

Historically inspired Scottish costume; perfect for an Outlander cosplay.

costume portfolio (detailed list)

Futurama Leela Fry CostumesFuturama Leela Fry Costumessci-fi & fantasy

ursula the sea witchvillains


fairy tinker bellCinderellathe princess army



formals & wedding gowns


student projects