film & tv







Lingerie from Hell

I created this corset to be used as a prop on Law & Order Criminal Intent. Although it was not worn on camera, it was certainly tried on by a few crew members! HR Giger's artwork provided inspiration for the part human, part machine, part skeleton creation.

After applying found objects to the base corset, I used gel medium infused with graphite and powdered silver over a black base paint to mimic metal. The corset was actually very light and flexible.

In my original sketch, the clawlike hands reach upwards, but in the final design, they're reversed. I liked the way those fingers rested on the hips: with lots of attitude.

Giving life to the Undead

I designed this dress to incorporate three periods... Empire (check out that waistline), Late Victorian (those huge sleeves!) and the American Civil War (yes, the hem was burned off during the Fall of Atlanta). The character was a vampire, enduring for 200 years in the same dress. A fashion faux-pas, perhaps, but lots of fun for me to create.

The many historical periods embodied in this costume presented a challenge to the detectives on Law & Order Criminal Intent as they pursued a murderer with a penchant for all things Nosferatu.

The actor pictured is the gorgeous, talented Kim Director.



A Vacation in Hades


In the short film Persephone, Lindsay Andretta's doomed mythical princess is spirited away to hell for six months. Her dress is a collision of steampunk and romance, perfectly suited to director Laurent Rejto's vision of the Underworld as nightclub gone bad.

Top Dog: Auto Sales Barksperson

When a Washington, DC area auto dealership needed a mascot, their ad department came up with this fuzzy beagle. I don't know if he ever sold any cars, but kids loved him and I enjoyed engineering a six-foot-tall pup.

This was the first project for which I got paid to do what I loved,
waaay back in the mid 1970s.



In the Boxing Ring

For the FX series "Lights Out", I researched boxing gear, then created logos, themes, and color stories for each of the show's many matches. These rough sketches were made to show the embroiderers where to position the logos.

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