Costume designer

These Food-Inspired Princess Dresses Are Delicious Works Of Art

In 2015, Mears, a costume designer who lives just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, went viral after creating a Taco Belle dress ― basically a “Beauty and the Beast”-style gown with a skirt full of tacos.

The dress, made of fabric, cardstock, tissue paper and felt, took roughly 30 hours to create.

Since then she’s created other food-inspired gowns including:

A birthday cake dress:

How sweet is this birthday cake dress?
A pizza dress with toppings galore!

And another taco dress made of Taco Bell wrappers and sauce packets:

“I was in a 2015 Taco Bell commercial wearing a…

‘Snatched’ Costume Designer Dresses Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn for a Vacation That Goes Horribly Wrong

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Leesa Evans describes preparing the actresses for the jungle and creating a fashion philosophy reminiscent of Marie Kondo.

In Snatched, Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer portray mother-daughter vacationers who pack outfits for lounging by the pool and twerking, but also end up wearing them while trying to escape kidnappers in the jungle.

The actresses relied on Leesa Evans, who has emerged as the go-to costume designer for hip comedies such as Bridesmaids, Get Him to the Greek, Trainwreck, Zoolander 2 and the Neighbors franchise. In addition to using paint and batik to dirty the clothes for the film, which was directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies and 50/50) and written by Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters and Parks and Recreation), Evans also created an indigenous-style cloak that Schumer improvised a whole bit around, describing it as “something Kanye would design.”

The bicoastal costume designer does double duty as a celebrity stylist, and counts Schumer and Russell Brand as clients. Before dressing Schumer in a custom Antonio Berardi dress for the film’s May 10 premiere in L.A., Evans chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about her approach on the film, her KonMari-like philosophy to editing wardrobes in real life, and the importance of wearing sweats.

What’s your approach to dressing people who do physical comedy and sometimes don’t care how they look as they try to make people laugh?

The approach is always to find the imperfectly-perfect version of any character a comedian might play.

How did you dress Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer as mother-daughter?

Amy’s character goes off on different adventures and Goldie’s character used to go off on different adventures but has now settled into being a homebody. Goldie’s character used to have cool things and we pulled from there. What did you used to wear when you went to South America in your twenties? … I grew up in a family myself that traveled a lot. [Goldie’s] family traveled a lot. We had a similar viewpoint of people who traveled a lot in the 1970s and had cool vintage pieces. In the beginning she wears these mukluk slipper socks. I remember having those as a kid. Her jacket when she first arrives at the hotel was reminiscent of a gauzy coat that my mother had when we were kids and she traveled to Colombia. It was really bringing these things back that I remembered.

Goldie also has such a boho personal style. Did you pull anything from her personal…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Costume Designer Explains Star-Lord’s Shirt

When the first footage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was made public, the internet became fascinated with Star-Lord’s new shirt. The graphic t-shirt featured text in what appeared to be an alien language, leading to rampant speculation about what the shirt’s message was.

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is playing in theaters, costume designer Judianna Makovsky is clarifying what the graphic shirt is actually all about.

“I think people are reading a lot more into it,” Makovsky told Fashionista, laughing. “When I first started the film, [director] James Gunn said he wanted to give everybody more of a cool rock star feeling and I said, ‘Well, usually that means a graphic T-shirt.’ He went, ‘Perfect, I want a graphic T-shirt.’ So we did a lot of graphics that would advertise either products or candy and we actually used alphabet [from the “Klyn” language] from his first film. It’s very simple; it says ‘Gear Shift’ on it.”

The rock star look is fitting for a “legendary outlaw” like Star-Lord, though even…