Sakizou Amethyst made by Casey Renee Cosplay photos by Alexandra Lee Studios shot at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. With over 750 hours of work and 41 thousand beads, sequins and rhinestones Casey took the artwork by Sakizou and brought it to life. This costume won Casey the Grand Prize at Twitchcon 2018.
Rococo Belle was my first real venture into Historical costuming, the material choices were not accurate to the time but the silhouette and design stayed pretty true to 1760’s France. This costume was my first dream costume to make and I loved every second of it. Rococo Belle won 4 awards in 4 different states and gave me an opportunity to learn more about wig styling and making props light up.
While making Rococo Belle I fell in love with Natalie Dormers portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the HBO Series ‘Tudors’. She was cunning, ambitious and brave, all things I consider myself to be and I knew I wanted to make one of her costumes. I chose to go the more historical route than the TV show but still tried to use influences from color, beads etc in my build.
This costume was the first costume I shot with Alex, and it was the moment I knew I would want to work with her a ton more. We initially shot this costume in 2017 at C2E2 before competing in the Crown Championships of Cosplay. I then got accepted into the Twitchcon Cosplay Contest for this costume and although I did not win it was an amazing experience and was ultimately what solidified my choice to compete again in 2018.
Disney’s Belle from Beauty and the Beast was a dream dress for me to make. I was rather disappointed in the one in the film so I thought I would make my own inspired by the cartoon. I chose gold as the main color choice for this dress and added yellow here and there to create what I imagined Belle to wear that night she dances with Beast.
This costume took First Place Masters Class in sewing at Momocon with over 14 thousand rhinestones strategically placed on the gown. My goal was to sparkle when I twirl and that I did.
A Dream project of mine has always been to do Historical Boudoir photo shoots in historically accurate garments over embellished. Last summer Alex was able to make that happen for me and this is what we produced. I would love to do an Elizabethan, Victorian and Edwardian sets of boudoir as well.
All undergarments and wig made by me with fabric donated by fabric.com.