I have a stall at Whitby Gothic Weekend this weekend.

Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England.  It has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of  Whitby Abbey.  The fishing port developed herring and whaling fleets and was where Captain Cook learned seamanship. Tourism started in Whitby in Georgian times and developed with the coming of the Steam railway in 1839 and the Steam railway is still there today. Well known for its association with the horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, its Jet and alum were mined locally, and Whitby jet, which was mined by the Victorians became fashionable during the 19th century.

Goths meet here twice a year, April and October to socialize, enjoy the cobbled streets of the fishing town , cafes, pubs and shop in the brilliant selection of Goth and Steampunk stalls available over these weekends.

Whitby Abbey ruins and beautiful coast view.

found antler fascinator

A friend of mine works in forestry and found these antlers in his woods. I have painted them purple and silver and mounted them on a purple colour fascinator. This item, spats, hats and jewellery I will have on my stall at Whitby, the Spa Theater 26th – 29th April.




Fantasy Leather Crowns

I was honored to be asked by Brute Force Studios to make a matching leather crown to their leather fantasy costume made for  Westcotts products  booth at the Photoshop World Expo, DC.  I also enjoyed giving a helping hand with the sewing, spraying and riveting of the leather outfit designed by Thomas Willeford.

Outfit the model is wearing is custom made for Westcott Lighting, Shot and edited by Ivan Delgado  Fantasy model: Sarah Hunter, Fantasy crown: Amanda Scrivener AKA Professor Maelstromme, Leather Armour and outfit: Brute force Studios, Thomas Willeford and help in fabrication Amanda Scrivener AKA Professor Maelstromme.

Fantasy leather crown

Fantasy Model: Sarah Hunter
Fantasy crown: Professor Maelstromme
Photo by Tim Rohman (Jarhead Photography) http://timrohman.zenfolio.com/    using Westcott products

Hand sculpted leather and airbrushed with color. Riveted together with sparkly gem rivets and held in place by a comfortable leather/elastic strap.


Steampunk Wild Wild West Bullet Garters.

I found this cool old tan leather holster, just the right size for a lipstick, a mobile phone and a purse. I put it together with a bullet garter belt, one for each leg and some bullet conchos.

Below are a pair of  Steampunk western style bullet garter belts I made.  Adorned with lace, bullet casings and bullet conchos.