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Stace Feldmann

Owner, Strange Land Costuming in Madison, WI

The Family of Jin, A Master-level Costume Presentation

PRESENTED ON APR 12, 2018
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 26

Stace Feldmann, owner of Strange Land Costuming and founder of the Madison Area Costuming Society, presents a breakdown of the five-month build on four complicated costumes for competition, created and worn by two other members of MACS. These award-winning costumes show the range of skills and techniques learned by this group of hobby cosplayers, as well as the challenges of bringing characters to life.

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Brigid KO Designs

BY BRIGID OESTERLING
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Designer Brigid Oesterling of BrigidKO creates couture costuming and clothing made primarily from innertubes and recycled materials. Her focus has been to use innertubes from cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Not your typical recycled-wear, the recycled rubber material often has a leather look which the designer masterfully balances with other materials, often masking the identity of the innertube. Her work is innovative and, these unique pieces are both delicate and bold. 

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Sewing Secrets

BY ANYA BAKER
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Anya Baker used to sew instead of socializing but now does both. As an emerging museum professional with an interest in textiles and fashion history, she talks about how sewing helped her from coming apart from the seams - and makes her look good too!

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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Costume Customs

BY CAMILO PACHÓN
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

Camilo Pachón's presentation is as colorful as the subjects depicted in his collection of portraits from the city of Barranquilla's traditional carnival, where he found inspiration for a research project embracing the concept of "costume" beyond the festivities.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Fashionable Detroit

BY NABEELA NAJJAR
@ VOL 32 ON JUN 29, 2017

As a fashion and costume designer, Nabeela Najjar creates garments that are heavily influenced by dreams and nature. She recently graduated from the College for Creative Studies where she focused on fiber and textiles design.

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Self-made Mermaid

BY JACOBEE ROSE BUCHANAN
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jacobee Rose Buchanan relates her history playing dress-up as a kid and how it led to entering a mermaid contest (again and again) in aduthood.

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Cosplay Culture

BY LILLIE FORTEAU
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Cosplay Culture and how it changes lives and brings strangers together in very special ways. Lillie Forteau explains.

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Changing Your World of Embroidery

BY JAMIE CHALMERS
@ VOL 3 ON APR 11, 2019

Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers explains how he came to be the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery and why the world of needlecraft is much more exciting than you think!