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Leather Neck Plate

Design Concept & Execution

For this costume my colleagues and I wanted to create an armor piece for a post apocalyptic, tribal warrior. My colleagues Megan Carpenter (milliner, hair and makeup stylist) Carleigh Wagner, (model and textile artist), and I sought to bring our character to life by using rough textures and unconventional objects. We were inspired by weathered and distressed clothing balanced with repurposed materials such as leather, bottle caps, and beading. For this project, I designed, draped, patterned, constructed, and distressed a leather neck plate. To tie in each of our individual parts of the costume, we incorporated our found materials and elements in each of our pieces.

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