Hi. My name is Wendy, I live in New Zealand, and I make stuff.
I’ve always made stuff, and I come from a family that makes stuff. You could say it’s in my blood. I get a kick out of working out how to take something that previously only existed in the imagination, and bring it into reality. Therefore my philosophy on making is “If you can think of it, I can make it.”
I started costuming in 2006 when I was inspired by the need to dress myself for a trip to Burning Man. I realised that the best way to be dressed exactly as I wanted was to make my own costumes. So I did, because why not? Festival-fabulous costuming taught me a lot because I was working with difficult fabrics – fun fur, chiffon, sequins – and complicated designs, while still having to be practical. Batwings that actually open? No problem! EL wire corset made from bubble wrap? Sure! But make sure it has pockets and is waterproof..
Nowadays I’m doing a variety of costuming, including cosplay, wearable art that incorporates LEDs, and one of my favourite projects, the creation of a family of monsters from the guideline “They need to be really silly!”
I think what sets my work apart is a combination of authentic materials and attention to detail. I love the process of making things and it shows in the end result. I created this site to share the stuff I make with the world.