We cannot tell you how happy we are to have received such beautiful and inspired costumes. We mentioned many of you in yesterday's article. Thanks again. The 2012 winner is Matthew James. His work is beyond inspired. If you would like to see more of his costumes, click to his Facebook page. We promise that you will agree this is one talented fellow!
My name is Matthew James. The first costume that I have attached is probably my favorite costume that I have made from Mary Jos' fabric for myself. The vest and pants are made of red and black silk dupioni. I used a women's Vogue pants pattern and a men's vest pattern. The blouse was from a women's blouse pattern with silk/rayon. The white flounce in the back is made with a textured cotton near the drapery section, and the black cage was made out of aluminum from Lowe's that I painted.