La Belle et la Bete ~ Gala Nocturna 2014

Meeting the Beast at the ball

Meeting the Beast at the ball

A wonderful evening spent at the Gala Nocturna ball with the theme Beauty and the Beast, held in Antwerp and this year the evenings venue was the Antwerp Zoo. A brilliant ball room, majestic stair case and winter garden. I hope they hold another one next year and I can’t wait to hear the theme and venue.
Ready for the Gala Nocturna ball

Ready for the Gala Nocturna ball

All these beautiful and colorful outfits show why I love making clothing, accessories and headwear.

The Devil wears a shoulder piece made by Professor Maelstromme

The Devil wears a shoulder piece made by Professor Maelstromme

In the grounds of the Zoo.

Faux monkey skull and feather shoulder piece by

Photography by SoulStealer Photography.


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)    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.

Asylum Steampunk Convivial

Trading in a Victorian prison cell at the Asylum Steampunk Convivial, UK’s leading Steampunk event, Lincoln 2011. . Great to meet and chat to everyone, thank you for dropping in and saying Hello.

My cell at the Asylum ~ Steampunk festival

trading in the Victorian prison

stall in the Victorian prison

Steampunk Style Gold Mini Top Hat.

Gorgeous Gold Mini Top Hat

This gold mini top hat caught my attention and I just had to decorate it with feathers and a collection of artifacts.