Corset Blog - Wilde Hunt Corsetry

Wolves at the Gate

Wolves at the Gate

I was recently asked to participate in a shoot with Ironwood Wolves, a wonderful company that educates the public about wolves and their importance in ecosystems. The beautiful Christine “Idiivil” Adams was briefly in town from L.A. bringing with her an extraordinary, apocalyptic cloak from Junker Designs and so we jumped at the chance to collaborate
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Art Makes Columbus!

I happen to live in a pretty amazing and artistically vital city and I’m proud to say that I was chosen to be one of the featured artists in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s “Art Makes Columbus” campaign and so, recently they asked me a few questions to see what makes me tick as an artist. Read
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Dentelle Dorée – A Leather Wedding Anniversary

Dentelle Dorée – A Leather Wedding Anniversary

Recently my friend and neighbor, Amanda, told me that she was getting ready to celebrate her “leather anniversary”. I had heard of  tradition of giving one’s spouse gifts made of specific materials depending on how many years the couple has been together, but I didn’t realize there was one wedding anniversary specifically for leather. Depending on which chart you follow,
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An Education in Couture Embroidery

An Education in Couture Embroidery

Back in April, I was awarded an educational grant by the Greater Columbus Arts Council in order to study with one of the premier British embroidery firms, Hand & Lock. If you saw any of the news coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, you will have seen images of their work. In addition to creating
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A Gilded Age Corset

A Gilded Age Corset

I recently completed this commission for my client in Dubai. She had fallen in love with an extant corset in a private collection and requested that I try to reproduce it as closely as possible. The completed corset is made of black silk satin, silk embroidery, hand applied lace, and a historic reproduction busk closure that is engraved with gilded laurel wreaths. The authentic period pattern is comprised of 24 pattern pieces and so recreating this was a true challenge and labor of love which I really enjoyed. I’m already dreaming of different color combinations in this same pattern….
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Stills from the Set of Mercy Street

Stills from the Set of Mercy Street

All images courtesy of Anthony Platt/PBS


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Columbus Dispatch Article and Video

Allison Ward and Doral Chenoweth of The Columbus Dispatch visited the studio to discuss my work. Article available here:  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/01/17/1-1-mercy-street-costumes-art-g4r15447n-1.html

Conversation with Broad & High TV Show

It was a pleasure to reconnect with the producers of Broad & High recently when they came out to my studio to talk about my recent commission for the PBS TV show Mercy Street.

Riddle Me THIS!

Riddle Me THIS!

What has 32 bones, 34 eyes, 2 tails, and a purple and green skin? A Riddler-themed corset, of course! Inspired by the character the Riddler in the DC Comics Batman series, this is the third commission from a client of mine who lives in Kansas. She wanted this corset for a comic convention she is attending
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Wilde Hunt Corsetry in New PBS Series Mercy Street

Wilde Hunt Corsetry in New PBS Series Mercy Street

Costume Designer Amy Andrews Harrell (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Signs, Lincoln) recently reached out to me and requested that I create a historic, Civil War era corset for the new PBS drama series Mercy Street. The series will be directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, Thelma and Louise) and is set to air along
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