I am a professional costumer with a passion for the construction of historical clothing, particularly from the 19th and early 20th centuries. I understand and enjoy both making clothing with historical accuracy and also building and altering costumes for theatre and film. I always strive to create products that show exceptional workmanship.
My blog portfolio can be viewed here. It contains images of clothing, accessories, and ensembles that have been featured here on the blog.
My professional portfolio can be viewed here: www.quinnmburgess.com. The “galleries” tab contains photos of my professional work, including some overlap with images that are contained my blog portfolio.
A little more…
I possess a strong interest and foundation in history: historical costume, social history, and material history. In addition, I have an unusual aptitude for creativity, which has been a catalyst for my imagination since childhood. I often combine the varied facets of my background and activities and am able to create, study, and wear historical clothing. This unique multi-faceted knowledge brings my personal joy and provides a refreshing perspective in the construction of both modern and historical clothing and costumes.
I am a performing member of The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers.
(This is a humorous definition of a costumer in the wearing-the-clothes rather than building-the-clothes sense: “Noun: A person willing to spend unlimited time, money and resources to attire themselves in less than comfortable – usually difficult to wear – garb for the possible momentary satisfaction of recognition and/or approval of at least one other costumer.”)